Nevada Meteorite Picture of the Day
(for the Month of August 2008)

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

Image taken July 16, 2008:
See Explanation.

Name of Nevada Meteorite: PENDING - recently submitted for a NomComm-approved provisional name.
Image taken with permission of finder. (In this case, the dog, he insists that he saw it first;-)
Credit: Image taken by author.


In-situ, rests a 87 gram fusion-crusted, whole, chondritic stone! This Nevada meteorite is a "cold find" (a new locality).
My trusted scent hound guards the find and assures that it isn't touched until I've finished taking all of the in-situ images.

Being a recent find, there is very little information available that can be shared at this time.
More information will be forthcoming in future Nev Met POD. But for now, let's just let "sleeping dogs lie".

For Reference:

If you have found a new Nevada meteorite and would like to report it 
and get a "provisional" name, or even easier, you have made a find 
from a known, formally named locality and would like to have a 
provisional number issued, 
you can contact the Editor of the Meteoritical Bulletin, Dr. Michael K. Weisberg
for more information.

Would you like to see your image displayed here? Feel free to submit your image to the editor's email address below. Any and all submissions of Nevada meteorite images are welcome.

The previous Picture of the "Day" is HERE !

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Authors & editors: Robert Verish (Meteorite-Recovery Lab)