Yucca 016 Meteorite

Yucca 016 Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yucca 016
  • Year Discovered: 2011
  • Approximate Recovery Location: RPGC+JW Yucca, AZ, USA
  • Precise Recovery Location: (34.82658, -114.27763)
  • Mass: 25.9 grams
  • Classification: H5
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yucca 016 Meteorite

The Yucca 016 meteorite was discovered in 2011. It was recovered in RPGC+JW Yucca, AZ, USA (34.82658, -114.27763). It has a mass of 25.9 grams.

Yucca 016 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 016’s official classification is H5. The “H5” classification indicates a high-iron ordinary chondrite from the H group, characterized by its relatively small chondrules and siderophile elements, with oxygen isotope ratios nearing Earth’s values. This type 5 meteorite has undergone significant metamorphism, leading to a uniform composition of minerals like olivine and pyroxene, growth of secondary minerals, and less distinct chondrule features.

The Yucca 016 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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