Nevada Meteorite Picture of the Day
(for the Month of April 2010)

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 30, 2009:
See Explanation.

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


The main thing to note about this find is that other chondrites have been found nearby at this locality, but this smaller stone appears to be different from all of the earlier finds. Not much more can be conclusively stated about this and the other finds, at least, not until more specimens can be classified.
("Click" on the above image to see a close-up of the meteorite, before it was "plucked" from the lake bed. )

It has taken us over 5 years to find these various chondrites at this locality, so suffice to say, more information will be forthcoming at a later time when more classifications are permitted, and at that time this Nev Met POD will be revised.

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)