Yucca 015 Meteorite

Yucca 015 Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yucca 015
  • Year Discovered: 2011
  • Approximate Recovery Location: RP9F+VH Yucca, AZ, USA
  • Precise Recovery Location: (34.8197, -114.2761)
  • Mass: 3 grams
  • Classification: H-metal
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yucca 015 Meteorite

The Yucca 015 meteorite was discovered in 2011. It was recovered in RP9F+VH Yucca, AZ, USA (34.8197, -114.2761). It has a mass of 3 grams.

Yucca 015 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.

Yucca 015’s official classification is H-metal. The “H-metal” classification describes a meteorite predominantly composed of iron and nickel metal. It is believed to originate from an ordinary chondrite of the H group, known for their high iron content and specific chondrule characteristics, rather than from a larger metal-rich celestial body. This suggests the meteorite is a fragment that separated from its parent chondrite, rather than being a piece of a larger metallic asteroid or similar body.

The Yucca 015 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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