Nevada Meteorite Picture of the Day [Month]

Previous "Pictures of the Day" can still be accessed at the NV Met PODs Archives!

The NEXT "Picture of the Day" will be POSTPONED until next month. I apologize for any inconvenience. But, in the meanwhile, I will continue to accept any images or photos of any Nevada meteorites for submission to "Nevada Meteorite Picture of the Day". Your contributions are always appreciated.

Discover the Solar System - right here in the Nevada desert! Each day a different image or photograph of a NEVADA meteorite will be featured, along with a brief explanation written by a meteorite-recovery expert.

2004 August 31
See Explanation. Click on image & download a close-up image of this meteorite. See Explanation. Click on image & download a close-up image of this meteorite.

Name of Nevada Meteorite: Sawtooth Knob
Classification: probably a coarsest octahedrite - Iron (IIAB) mainly kamacite (Ni = 5.9 0.6 %)

Credit: Image taken by Robert Verish on August 31, 2004.

Explanation:
As described in the Meteoritical Bulletin #88 -
Sawtooth Knob
Humboldt County, NV USA
Found 06/13/2002
Iron (IIAB)
Two individual masses, 13.44 g and 5.10 g, were found within 100 m of each other, in a dry streambed, by Patricia and Gordon Cave who were prospecting for gold with metal detectors. Both samples were recovered from 4-8 inches depth in soft, dry, desert soil. Both are complete individuals with 2-3 mm diameter regmaglypt-like markings on the exterior.
Classification and analysis (D. Hill, LPL)

A millimeter scale can be seen at bottom of these images.

Meteorite-recovery efforts are still on-going at this locality. All new finds will be classified and cataloged, and will appear here in a future NvMetPOD!

Tomorrow's picture: POSTPONED - until next month.


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