Nevada Meteorite Picture of the Month
(for the Month of April 2011)

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 April 02, 2011:
See Explanation.

Name of Nevada Meteorite: Very recent "cold-find"! Meaning, there is no provisional-name, let alone a classification.
Images by finder (author of this webpage).
Credit: All images taken by author. Please request permission from this author before use.


This "cold find" was made on 2011 April 2nd (just a couple days ago), so there is very little that can be said about this 6.25 gram Ordinary Chondrite, other than it has a relatively fresh fusion-crust. My definition for "relatively fresh" is for a (probable) H-chondrite that has been sitting out in the open desert all winter long.

I like this image because it shows how hard it is (at times) to spot these small, dark fragments of chondritic meteorites, even when they are lying on a dry lakebed surface. They tend to accumulate onto stranding-surfaces along with other similar-sized-masses (pebble gravel). As can be seen in the above image, if the stranding-surface is small, and there are many pebbles, this will effectively hide small stonys.

"Click" on the above image to see another view of the meteorite, after it was "picked-up"!
(-- Note: "Click" HERE to see another "close-up" image.)

For Reference:

The Editor of the Meteoritical Bulletin is, Dr. Michael K. Weisberg.

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)