York (iron) Meteorite

York (iron) Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: York (iron)
  • Year Discovered: 1878
  • Approximate Recovery Location: QG22+22 McCool Junction, NE, USA
  • Precise Recovery Location: (40.75, -97.5)
  • Mass: 835 grams
  • Classification: Iron, IIIAB
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the York (iron) Meteorite

The York (iron) meteorite was discovered in 1878. It was recovered in QG22+22 McCool Junction, NE, USA (40.75, -97.5). It has a mass of 835 grams.

York (iron) 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.

York (iron)’s official classification is Iron, IIIAB. The classification “Iron, IIIAB” refers to an iron meteorite that belongs to the chemical group IIIAB. These meteorites are primarily composed of iron and nickel and formed from a molten state.

The York (iron) 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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