Yarle Lakes 002 Meteorite

Yarle Lakes 002 Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yarle Lakes 002
  • Year Discovered: 1991
  • Approximate Recovery Location: South Australia
  • Precise Recovery Location: (-30.36417, 131.3745)
  • Mass: 500 grams
  • Classification: H4/5
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yarle Lakes 002 Meteorite

The Yarle Lakes 002 meteorite was discovered in 1991. It was recovered in South Australia (-30.36417, 131.3745). It has a mass of 500 grams.

Yarle Lakes 002 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.

Yarle Lakes 002’s official classification is H4/5. The classification “H4/5” refers to an ordinary chondrite meteorite from the H group that can be either petrologic type 4 or type 5. These meteorites are part of a major class of chondrites and can exhibit different levels of metamorphism, which affects the characteristics of their mineral composition and structure, providing insights into their formation and history in our solar system.

The Yarle Lakes 002 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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