Yamato 983679 Meteorite

Yamato 983679 Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yamato 983679
  • Year Discovered: 1998
  • Approximate Recovery Location: Antarctica
  • Precise Recovery Location: (0.0, 0.0)
  • Mass: 3.95 grams
  • Classification: LL-melt breccia
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yamato 983679 Meteorite

The Yamato 983679 meteorite was discovered in 1998. It was recovered in Antarctica (0.0, 0.0). It has a mass of 3.95 grams.

Yamato 983679 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 983679’s official classification is LL-melt breccia. The LL-melt breccia classification refers to a specific type of meteorite from the LL group of ordinary chondrites, characterized by a composition where melted material binds together various fragments, known as a breccia. These meteorites, part of a major class known for their chondrule-rich make-up and distinct chemical and isotopic properties, are distinguished by their low metal content and chondrules that are larger compared to other ordinary chondrites.

The Yamato 983679 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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