Nevada Meteorite Picture of the Day
(for the Month of May 2009)

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 March 05, 2009:
See Explanation.

Name of Nevada Meteorite: Provisional Name has been APPROVED - proposed name has already been submitted to the Nomenclature Committee for a NomComm-approved provisional name.
Image by Robert Verish.
Credit: Image taken by author. Please request permission before use.


This whole individual was found close-by to where the fragment that was depicted in last months Nev Met Picture of the Month (April 09). So, it is most likely paired to that fragment. Since this is a recent find and it hasn't been cut, yet, (let alone analyzed) it would be just sheer speculation to guess at this meteorites probable classification, other than to say that it is a 9.5 gram well-preserved, ordinary chondrite. At this same locality, several years earlier, there was an L-chondrite previously recovered.

Being a recent find, there is very little additional information that can be shared at this time.
More information will be forthcoming in a future Nev Met POD.

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)