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66g GOLD BASIN Meteorite | L4 Ordinary Chondrite

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On Offer: 66g Gold Basin chondrite.

Description: Gold Basin Chondrite. This is a 66 gram Gold Basin Ordinary Chondrite with small window.

Name: Gold Basin - This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.

Type: L4

Year found: 1995

Country: United States


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ID - GOLDBASIN20170001



Gold Basin
Basic information Name: Gold Basin
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1995
Country: United States
Mass: 61 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:   MB 82   (1998)   L4
NHM Catalogue:   5th Edition   (2000)   L4
MetBase:   v. 7.1   (2006)   L4
Recommended:   L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1491 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)

Writeup from MB 82:

Gold Basin

Mohave County, Arizona, USA

Initial find 1995 November 24

Ordinary chondrite (L4)

A meteorite was found in an area of arroyos draining the White Hills by Professor Jim Kriegh (UAz, emeritus) while prospecting for gold with a metal detector.  As of 1997 November, 1484 stones have been recovered, with a total mass of 61.0 kg, from an area of ~130 km2.  The largest individual stone has a mass of 1.52 kg.  Classification and mineralogy (D. Kring, UAz):  olivine, Fa24±1; pyroxene Fs20Wo1; kamacite contains 0.72 ± 0.09 wt% Co; weathering grade W2–3.  Specimens:  UAz, 0.8 kg; SI, 8.4 kg; bulk of the mass with Jim Kriegh and his fellow collectors.

   and collections
SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jan 2012)
UAz: Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, 1629 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721, United States (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 82, MAPS 33, A221-A240 (1998)
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