Yarle Lakes 003 Meteorite

Yarle Lakes 003 Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yarle Lakes 003
  • Year Discovered: 1993
  • Approximate Recovery Location: South Australia
  • Precise Recovery Location: (-30.28, 131.35833)
  • Mass: 14 grams
  • Classification: L6
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yarle Lakes 003 Meteorite

The Yarle Lakes 003 meteorite was discovered in 1993. It was recovered in South Australia (-30.28, 131.35833). It has a mass of 14 grams.

Yarle Lakes 003 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 003’s official classification is L6. The “L6” classification signifies a low-iron ordinary chondrite from the L group, characterized by a specific range of oxygen isotopes and moderate-sized chondrules. This type 6 meteorite has undergone extensive metamorphism, leading to uniform mineral composition, transformation of pyroxene types, and larger secondary minerals, while maintaining the original chondrule shapes without melting.

The Yarle Lakes 003 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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