Yelland Dry Lake Meteorite

Yelland Dry Lake Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yelland Dry Lake
  • Year Discovered: 2007
  • Approximate Recovery Location: Nevada United States
  • Precise Recovery Location: (39.35067, -114.40783)
  • Mass: 76000 grams
  • Classification: H4
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yelland Dry Lake Meteorite

The Yelland Dry Lake meteorite was discovered in 2007. It was recovered in Nevada United States (39.35067, -114.40783). It has a mass of 76000 grams.

Yelland Dry Lake 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.

Yelland Dry Lake’s official classification is H4. The classification “H4” refers to a type of ordinary chondrite meteorite from the H group that is at petrologic type 4. These meteorites are characterized by having a significant number of chondrules and have undergone metamorphism that changed the composition of minerals like olivine and pyroxene while lacking primary igneous chondrule glass. This classification helps scientists study the history and properties of meteorites, shedding light on the early solar system.

The Yelland Dry Lake 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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