Nevada Meteorite-Recovery - Trip date: 2019 October 10
M-Recovery field report - field investigation - Update
Access to this Nevada Dry Lake is still very limited to one or two jeep trails...
2019/11/11 | by Robert Verish
These new "Dry Lake" finds - | -
represent additional mass for this recently classified Nevada meteorite.
See the text in the above link to my recent article.
The new find (in-situ) - only seconds after having been just discovered - | - (Did all of these rocks get moved onto this shoreline?).
Additional images of finds with text to follow.
As found - | - a new find in-situ.
Description of locality and condition of the just found stone.
Another view of find in-situ - | -
Near the end of my first day of searching, after a great deal of walking, I made another find. A solitary chondritic stone.
A successful recovery - | - a hand-held stone at the find locality.
A full, detailed accounting of this recovery will come at a later time.
A closer view - | - of all the stones found the next morning.
More images of each of these finds will appear here, in the near future.
A view of one of the stones interior - | - After it has been cut for thin-section and type specimen.
A view of one of the stones interior - | - after it has been made into a thin-section.
On another subject, I'm always surprised by the number of people who question why I cut my meteorites. An even larger number of people think that meteorites are damaged when they get cut. That is far from the truth, and is actually quite the opposite. Now here's a fact - I have NEVER been questioned by a meteorite researcher as to "why did I cut my meteorite find?"
Another fact - these same researchers REQUIRE of me to cut a sample from each of my finds, unless I have a VERY good reason (one that they agree with;-) why NOT to cut a sample. Typically, I find myself cutting samples from most of my finds. And USUALLY, I find that I eventually have to cut a "type specimen" from a VERY high percentage of these sampled finds. I consider this JUSTIFICATION for my practice of cutting so many of my finds. In this particular case, I need to prove this stone is paired to the original find. In the unlikely event that the microprobe and thin section characterization finds evidence that this stone is NOT paired to the original find.
Complete slice - | - image will appear here, in the near future.