Yamato 984008 Meteorite

Yamato 984008 Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yamato 984008
  • Year Discovered: 1998
  • Approximate Recovery Location: Antarctica
  • Precise Recovery Location: (0.0, 0.0)
  • Mass: 41.23 grams
  • Classification: L6
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yamato 984008 Meteorite

The Yamato 984008 meteorite was discovered in 1998. It was recovered in Antarctica (0.0, 0.0). It has a mass of 41.23 grams.

Yamato 984008 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 984008’s official classification is L6. The “L6” classification signifies a low-iron ordinary chondrite from the L group, characterized by a specific range of oxygen isotopes and moderate-sized chondrules. This type 6 meteorite has undergone extensive metamorphism, leading to uniform mineral composition, transformation of pyroxene types, and larger secondary minerals, while maintaining the original chondrule shapes without melting.

The Yamato 984008 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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