Yaringie Hill Meteorite

Yaringie Hill Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yaringie Hill
  • Year Discovered: 2006
  • Approximate Recovery Location: South Australia
  • Precise Recovery Location: (-32.08287, 135.64985)
  • Mass: 5750 grams
  • Classification: H5
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yaringie Hill Meteorite

The Yaringie Hill meteorite was discovered in 2006. It was recovered in South Australia (-32.08287, 135.64985). It has a mass of 5750 grams.

Yaringie Hill 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.

Yaringie Hill’s official classification is H5. The “H5” classification indicates a high-iron ordinary chondrite from the H group, characterized by its relatively small chondrules and siderophile elements, with oxygen isotope ratios nearing Earth’s values. This type 5 meteorite has undergone significant metamorphism, leading to a uniform composition of minerals like olivine and pyroxene, growth of secondary minerals, and less distinct chondrule features.

The Yaringie Hill 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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