Yambo no. 2 Meteorite

Yambo no. 2 Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yambo no. 2
  • Year Discovered: 1975
  • Approximate Recovery Location: Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Precise Recovery Location:
  • Mass: 3.2 grams
  • Classification: L3
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yambo no. 2 Meteorite

The Yambo no. 2 meteorite was discovered in 1975. It was recovered in Democratic Republic of Congo . It has a mass of 3.2 grams.

Yambo no. 2 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.

Yambo no. 2’s official classification is L3. Meteorites classified as “L3” are ordinary chondrites from the L group that exhibit characteristics of petrologic type 3 chondrites. These meteorites are known for having abundant chondrules, low levels of aqueous alteration, and mineral compositions that are not fully equilibrated. Some of the low-Ca pyroxene grains may have monoclinic structures and display polysynthetic twinning, and they may belong to different subtypes within the type 3 category based on their degree of metamorphism.

The Yambo no. 2 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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