Yamato 984058 Meteorite

Yamato 984058 Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yamato 984058
  • Year Discovered: 1998
  • Approximate Recovery Location: Antarctica
  • Precise Recovery Location: (0.0, 0.0)
  • Mass: 3.34 grams
  • Classification: EL6
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yamato 984058 Meteorite

The Yamato 984058 meteorite was discovered in 1998. It was recovered in Antarctica (0.0, 0.0). It has a mass of 3.34 grams.

Yamato 984058 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 984058’s official classification is EL6. The “EL6” classification is given to an enstatite chondrite within the low-iron EL group, identified as petrologic type 6, which signifies a high level of metamorphic alteration without melting. These meteorites feature moderately large chondrules, a significant presence of silicon-bearing metal, and a distinct mineral composition, undergoing transformations that include uniform mineral composition, conversion of specific pyroxenes, enlargement of secondary minerals like feldspar, and a blurring of many chondrule outlines.

The Yamato 984058 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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