Zapaliname Meteorite

Zapaliname Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Zapaliname
  • Year Discovered: 1998
  • Approximate Recovery Location: 2752+Q2 La Casita, N.L., Mexico
  • Precise Recovery Location: (25.00944, -100.75)
  • Mass: 85000 grams
  • Classification: Iron, IAB-MG
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Zapaliname Meteorite

The Zapaliname meteorite was discovered in 1998. It was recovered in 2752+Q2 La Casita, N.L., Mexico (25.00944, -100.75). It has a mass of 85000 grams.

Zapaliname 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.

Zapaliname’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 Zapaliname 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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