Yardea Meteorite

Yardea Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yardea
  • Year Discovered: 1875
  • Approximate Recovery Location: HG2X+2X Yardea SA, Australia
  • Precise Recovery Location: (-32.45, 135.55)
  • Mass: 3290 grams
  • Classification: Iron, IAB-MG
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yardea Meteorite

The Yardea meteorite was discovered in 1875. It was recovered in HG2X+2X Yardea SA, Australia (-32.45, 135.55). It has a mass of 3290 grams.

Yardea 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.

Yardea’s official classification is Iron, IAB-MG. The classification “Iron, IAB-MG” refers to an iron meteorite that belongs to the main group (MG) within the IAB complex. Iron meteorites are primarily composed of iron and nickel metals that solidified from a molten state, and the IAB complex encompasses various groups of these meteorites, with the main group being one of them.

The Yardea 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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