Youndegin Meteorite

Youndegin Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Youndegin
  • Year Discovered: 1884
  • Approximate Recovery Location: VPX8+XM Kwolyin WA, Australia
  • Precise Recovery Location: (-32.1, 117.71667)
  • Mass: 3800000 grams
  • Classification: Iron, IAB-MG
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Youndegin Meteorite

The Youndegin meteorite was discovered in 1884. It was recovered in VPX8+XM Kwolyin WA, Australia (-32.1, 117.71667). It has a mass of 3800000 grams.

Youndegin 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.

Youndegin’s official classification is Iron, IAB-MG. The classification “Iron, IAB-MG” refers to an iron meteorite that belongs to the main group (MG) within the IAB complex. Iron meteorites are primarily composed of iron and nickel metals that solidified from a molten state, and the IAB complex encompasses various groups of these meteorites, with the main group being one of them.

The Youndegin 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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