Yarroweyah Meteorite

Yarroweyah Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yarroweyah
  • Year Discovered: 1903
  • Approximate Recovery Location: 439 Blamey Rd, Yarroweyah VIC 3644, Australia
  • Precise Recovery Location: (-35.98333, 145.58333)
  • Mass: 9600 grams
  • Classification: Iron, IIAB
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yarroweyah Meteorite

The Yarroweyah meteorite was discovered in 1903. It was recovered in 439 Blamey Rd, Yarroweyah VIC 3644, Australia (-35.98333, 145.58333). It has a mass of 9600 grams.

Yarroweyah 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.

Yarroweyah’s official classification is Iron, IIAB. The classification “Iron, IIAB” refers to an iron meteorite that belongs to the chemical group IIAB. These meteorites are primarily composed of iron and nickel and formed from molten material.

The Yarroweyah 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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