Zaragoza Meteorite

Zaragoza Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Zaragoza
  • Year Discovered:
  • Approximate Recovery Location: Andador de Alberto Albericio Conchán, 21, Casco Antiguo, 50002 Zaragoza, Spain
  • Precise Recovery Location: (41.65, -0.86667)
  • Mass: 162000 grams
  • Classification: Iron, IVA-an
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Zaragoza Meteorite

The Zaragoza meteorite was discovered in . It was recovered in Andador de Alberto Albericio Conchán, 21, Casco Antiguo, 50002 Zaragoza, Spain (41.65, -0.86667). It has a mass of 162000 grams.

Zaragoza 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.

Zaragoza’s official classification is Iron, IVA-an. An “IVA-an” iron meteorite is a type of meteorite primarily composed of iron and nickel, and it belongs to the chemical group IVA. These meteorites are made mostly of metal that solidified from a molten state and are classified as anomalous, meaning they have unique or unusual properties compared to others in their group.

The Zaragoza 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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