Yarle Lakes 004 Meteorite

Yarle Lakes 004 Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yarle Lakes 004
  • Year Discovered: 2009
  • Approximate Recovery Location: South Australia
  • Precise Recovery Location: (-30.5, 131.46667)
  • Mass: 4.6 grams
  • Classification: CK4
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yarle Lakes 004 Meteorite

The Yarle Lakes 004 meteorite was discovered in 2009. It was recovered in South Australia (-30.5, 131.46667). It has a mass of 4.6 grams.

Yarle Lakes 004 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 004’s official classification is CK4. The “CK4” classification identifies a carbonaceous chondrite from the Karoonda (CK) group, characterized by a high content of fine-grained matrix, chondrules without igneous rims, and a notable degree of oxidation. As a type 4 meteorite, it has undergone metamorphism leading to uniform olivine compositions, recrystallized matrix, and an absence of primary igneous chondrule glass.

The Yarle Lakes 004 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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