Newsletter for Orphaned Meteorites from USA – Volume 1 No. 4 -- November 2015
by Robert Verish

Bob's Bulletin

A newsletter for "orphaned" meteorites from the USA.

Petrographic Description for Meteorite N150805 a.k.a., MF59

Field ID Number N150805 a.k.a., MF59
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Location Nevada, USA
Thin-section ID Number V-MF59
Dimensions 6cm x 3.5cm x 2cm
Weight 34 grams
Type Specimen A sample is available to be used as a type-specimen and for thin-sectioning.
Class Ordinary Chondrite (LL5)
Weathering Grade low (probably "W2")
Shock Stage low (most likely "S2" or lower)
Macroscopic Description -- R. Verish
The dark, orange-brown exterior of this chondrite has some fusion crust.The interior is a dark-brown matrix with low metal-grain content and the chondrules and inclusions are quite variable in size.
Thin Section Description -- R. Verish
TBD - This meteorite is probably a low-shock, equilbrated chondrite (most likely LL5 S2 W3).
USA Orphaned Meteorite Images for Specimen ID# N150805 a.k.a., MF59


The above example is one way in which I can bring attention to what I predict will be an increasing number of unclassified meteorites found here in the USA. Hopefully, attention will be drawn to what I see as a growing problem, and maybe some institution will offer to help get some of these orphans classified and cataloged.

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