Zillah 002 Meteorite

Zillah 002 Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Zillah 002
  • Year Discovered: 1990
  • Approximate Recovery Location: Al Jufrah Libya
  • Precise Recovery Location: (29.037, 17.0185)
  • Mass: 172 grams
  • Classification: Eucrite
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Zillah 002 Meteorite

The Zillah 002 meteorite was discovered in 1990. It was recovered in Al Jufrah Libya (29.037, 17.0185). It has a mass of 172 grams.

Zillah 002 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.

Zillah 002’s official classification is Eucrite. The “Eucrite” classification describes a type of achondrite meteorite belonging to the eucrite group, known for being devoid of chondrules and originating from a body that has undergone differentiation. Eucrites, characterized by their basaltic composition, predominant Fe-rich pyroxene, and Na-poor plagioclase, share significant geochemical similarities and are part of the HED meteorite group, which includes diogenites and howardites, and is potentially linked to asteroid 4 Vesta.

The Zillah 002 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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