LUCERNE VALLEY METEORITES:

DESERT DRY LAKES AS STRANDING SURFACES.

by

Robert S. Verish, Alan E. Rubin, Carleton B. Moore, and Ronald A. Oriti.







meteorite

group/ type

shock stage

weather-ing stage

olivine

paired specimens

LV001

L6

S2

W3

Fa24.3

LV004,005

LV003

H6

S3

W3

Fa18.0

none

LV006

H4

S2

W3

Fa18.4

LV008,009,010

LV011

L6

S4

W3

Fa24.5

none

LV012

H6

S2

W3

Fa19.4

none

LV014

L5

S2

W3

Fa25.3

LV016

LV015

LL6

S3

W2

Fa30.9

none

The two L6 chondrites (LV001 and LV011) are distinguishable because they differ significantly in shock stage (S2 and S4, respectively). The two H6 chondrites (LV003 and LV012) are distinguishable on the basis of their non-overlapping olivine compositional distributions (Fa18.0± 0.4 and 19.4± 0.3 mol%, respectively). The L5 chondrite (LV014) is significantly less recrystallized than either of the L6 chondrites; similarly, the H4 chondrite (LV006) is appreciably less recrystallized than the two H6 chondrites.



Last Updated: June 22, 1999