Yudoma Meteorite

Yudoma Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yudoma
  • Year Discovered: 1946
  • Approximate Recovery Location: Khabarovskiy kray Russia
  • Precise Recovery Location: (60.0, 140.0)
  • Mass: 7600 grams
  • Classification: Iron, IVA
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yudoma Meteorite

The Yudoma meteorite was discovered in 1946. It was recovered in Khabarovskiy kray Russia (60.0, 140.0). It has a mass of 7600 grams.

Yudoma 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.

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

The Yudoma 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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