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

Bob's Bulletin

A newsletter for "orphaned" meteorites from the USA.

Petrographic Description for Meteorite N130929B

Field ID Number N130926B
Newsletter 01-1
Location Nevada, USA
Thin-section ID Number V009
Dimensions 3.0 x 2.25 x 2.25
Weight 20.5 grams
Class Ordinary Chondrite
Weathering Grade 1 (very likely)
Shock Stage 1 (most likely)
Macroscopic Description -- R. Verish
The exterior of this ordinary chondrite has dark-brown, relict fusion-crust with contraction cracks. The interior has a beige matrix with low metal content and the chondrules and inclusions of various sizes.
Thin Section Description -- R. Verish
The section exhibits various-sized but poorly-defined chondrules (up to 1 mm) in a light-brown matrix of fine-grained silicates, troilite and rare metal. The meteorite is very-mildly weathered. Weak shock effects are present. Silicates are equilibrated. This meteorite is probably an equilibrated L-chondrite.
USA Orphaned Meteorite Images for Specimen ID# N130929B
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