Yocemento Meteorite

Yocemento Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yocemento
  • Year Discovered: 1966
  • Approximate Recovery Location: WH28+2M Yocemento, KS, USA
  • Precise Recovery Location: (38.9, -99.43333)
  • Mass: 5920 grams
  • Classification: L4
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yocemento Meteorite

The Yocemento meteorite was discovered in 1966. It was recovered in WH28+2M Yocemento, KS, USA (38.9, -99.43333). It has a mass of 5920 grams.

Yocemento 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.

Yocemento’s official classification is L4. The classification “L4” refers to a type of ordinary chondrite from the L group. These meteorites are characterized as petrologic type 4, which means they contain numerous chondrules and have undergone metamorphism that altered the composition of olivine and the fine-grained matrix, but they lack primary igneous chondrule glass.

The Yocemento 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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