Yamato 983293 Meteorite

Yamato 983293 Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yamato 983293
  • Year Discovered: 1998
  • Approximate Recovery Location: Antarctica
  • Precise Recovery Location: (0.0, 0.0)
  • Mass: 14.1 grams
  • Classification: Eucrite-pmict
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yamato 983293 Meteorite

The Yamato 983293 meteorite was discovered in 1998. It was recovered in Antarctica (0.0, 0.0). It has a mass of 14.1 grams.

Yamato 983293 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 983293’s official classification is Eucrite-pmict. The “Eucrite-pmict” classification indicates an achondrite from the eucrite group, specifically characterized as a polymict breccia, which means it consists of various rock fragments fused together. These meteorites are a key part of the most abundant basaltic achondrite group, distinguished by their Fe-rich pyroxene and Na-poor plagioclase, and are closely related to diogenites and howardites within the HED meteorite family, potentially deriving from asteroid 4 Vesta.

The Yamato 983293 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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