Nevada Meteorite Picture of the Day
(for the Month of July 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 May 15, 2009:
See Explanation.

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


This nearly whole individual was found close-by where three fragments of another small chondritic stone were found earlier. One of those fragments (a small sliver) had been found earlier that morning by the same finder. The other two fragments were previously found by another colleague in 2003. It turns-out that these three fragments are all physically-paired. One of those fragments from 2003 were turned-in to be classified, and was provisionally-characterized as "LL-chondrite". The meteorite in this image is probably paired to that earlier found meteorite. At this same locality, several years earlier, there were other H- and L-chondrites 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)