San Bernardino Wash
Basic information Name: San Bernardino Wash
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: United States
Mass: 1250 g
Recommended:  L5    

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Search for other: L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7), L chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites
Comments: Approved 28 Feb 2012
Revised 8 Mar 2012: updated mass
Revised ????? 20??: updated Mass, Pieces, Main mass, Type specimens and Comments
Writeup from MB 100:

San Bernardino Wash        34°0’2"N, 115°43’47"W

California, USA

Found: 2010

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

History: Bob Perkins of Highland, California found the first and second stones while metal-detecting for gold with Gary Crabtree near the "Rusty Gold Mine," in the Dale Mining District. Several fragments were subsequently found by Fred Mason, of Arizona.

Writeup from MB TBD:

San Bernardino Wash        

[additional] History: On 18 April 2012 additional stones were recovered by Robert Verish, also of San Diego, California. His first find (343.1g) was a nearly whole, slightly weathered individual stone. The subsequent stones (~650g) were all just a few meters away, forming a 20m wide “splatter zone” comprising ~24 badly weathered fragments, none of which could be physically-paired to the 343g stone.

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Mass (g):258
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):24.6±0.6 (n=7)
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.4
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3 (n=8)
Classifier:A.E. Rubin
Type spec mass (g):22.1
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:JUtas
Finder:Bob Perkins
Comments:Submitted by JUtas
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Mass (g):1250
Pieces: >34
Classifier:A.E. Rubin
Type spec mass (g):86.1
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Verish
Comments:Submitted by Verish; Specimens: 22.1g (3 samples from the initial 10 pieces), 23g (from the 343g stone) and 41g (from the main mass); Because the 343g stone looks much less weathered, it was micro-probed by A.E. Rubin (classifier, UCLA) and characterized as being, "not only much less weathered, but also more shocked, slightly more equilibrated, and less chondrule-rich than the other San Bernardino Wash stones"
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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
JUtas: Jason Utas, United States (private address; updated 8 Jun 2010)
Verish: Robert Verish, Meteorite-Recovery Lab, P.O. Box 463084, Escondido, CA 92046, United States; Website (private address; updated 27 May 2009)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 46, in preparation (2013)
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     Recommended::   (34° 0' 2"N, 115° 43' 47"W)

     This is 1 of 243 approved meteorites from California, United States (plus 24 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1738 approved meteorites from United States (plus 355 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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