Yamato 983430 Meteorite

Yamato 983430 Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yamato 983430
  • Year Discovered: 1998
  • Approximate Recovery Location: Antarctica
  • Precise Recovery Location: (0.0, 0.0)
  • Mass: 3.24 grams
  • Classification: H/L5
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yamato 983430 Meteorite

The Yamato 983430 meteorite was discovered in 1998. It was recovered in Antarctica (0.0, 0.0). It has a mass of 3.24 grams.

Yamato 983430 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 983430’s official classification is H/L5. The H/L5 meteorite classification denotes a type of stony meteorite that falls within the ordinary chondrite category and could belong to either the high-iron (H) or low-iron (L) group, specifically identified as petrologic type 5. These meteorites are characterized by their composition and the degree of metamorphism they have undergone, which homogenizes mineral compositions and alters the original structures within the meteorite, blurring the chondrules (small, spherical structures) they contain.

The Yamato 983430 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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