Nevada Meteorite Picture of the Day
(for the Month of July 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 28, 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.


Since this image was taken, there have been many more stones such as this one found at this locality. We are very keen on determining the extent of this strewn field. 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 hand-held view of the meteorite, after it was "picked-up" (-- note that its shadow is still next to the in-situ position.)

It has taken us over 3 additional years to find the other stones from this chondritic fall, so suffice to say, more information will be forthcoming at a later time, 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)