Nevada Meteorite Picture of the Day
(for the Month of August 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 July 5th, 2009:
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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.
Images by finder.
Credit: All image taken by Jeff Pringle. Please request permission before use.


The above images were sent in by Jeff Pringle, an avid meteorite collector and hunter from the San Francisco Bay Area. Jeff had an earlier find appear here on this web site a few years ago. But, he also has to his credit a California meteorite that appeared in Meteoritical Bulletin #96 as, "Paymaster".
Congratulations, Jeff, on finding another neat chondrite.

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)