Nevada Meteorite Picture of the Day
(for the Month of December 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 17, 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 finder. Please request permission before use.


Over the past few years a number of small L-chondrite fragments (such as the one depicted in the above image) have been found on this dry lake.
At this same locality, there have been other (less weathered) whole H-chondrites previously recovered, as well.

It has taken us over 6 years to find all of these chondrites, so suffice to say, more information will be forthcoming at a later time, and at that time this Nev Met POD will be revised.

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)