Yanhuitlan Meteorite

Yanhuitlan Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yanhuitlan
  • Year Discovered: 1825
  • Approximate Recovery Location: GMM2+82 Santo Domingo Yanhuitlán, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Precise Recovery Location: (17.53333, -97.35)
  • Mass: 421000 grams
  • Classification: Iron, IVA
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yanhuitlan Meteorite

The Yanhuitlan meteorite was discovered in 1825. It was recovered in GMM2+82 Santo Domingo Yanhuitlán, Oaxaca, Mexico (17.53333, -97.35). It has a mass of 421000 grams.

Yanhuitlan 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.

Yanhuitlan’s official classification is Iron, IVA. The classification “Iron, IVA” refers to an iron meteorite that is part of the chemical group IVA. These meteorites are primarily composed of iron and nickel and formed from a molten state.

The Yanhuitlan 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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