Yamato 983234 Meteorite

Yamato 983234 Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yamato 983234
  • Year Discovered: 1998
  • Approximate Recovery Location: Antarctica
  • Precise Recovery Location: (0.0, 0.0)
  • Mass: 27.15 grams
  • Classification: H5
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yamato 983234 Meteorite

The Yamato 983234 meteorite was discovered in 1998. It was recovered in Antarctica (0.0, 0.0). It has a mass of 27.15 grams.

Yamato 983234 is considered a “Valid” meteorite. “Valid” meteorites are typical meteorites with average weathering, while “relict” meteorites are those that have been extremely altered, either due to weathering over time or human intervention.

Yamato 983234’s official classification is H5. The “H5” classification indicates a high-iron ordinary chondrite from the H group, characterized by its relatively small chondrules and siderophile elements, with oxygen isotope ratios nearing Earth’s values. This type 5 meteorite has undergone significant metamorphism, leading to a uniform composition of minerals like olivine and pyroxene, growth of secondary minerals, and less distinct chondrule features.

The Yamato 983234 meteorite is a “Found” meteorite. Meteorites are classified as “falls” if they were observed falling and recovered, while “finds” are those discovered later, often weathered by longer exposure to Earth’s environment and without a record of being seen as they fell.

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Last Updated: 1/18/24

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