Zulu Queen Meteorite

Zulu Queen Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Zulu Queen
  • Year Discovered: 1976
  • Approximate Recovery Location: California United States
  • Precise Recovery Location: (33.98333, -115.68333)
  • Mass: 200 grams
  • Classification: L3.7
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Zulu Queen Meteorite

The Zulu Queen meteorite was discovered in 1976. It was recovered in California United States (33.98333, -115.68333). It has a mass of 200 grams.

Zulu Queen 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.

Zulu Queen’s official classification is L3.7. An ordinary chondrite labeled as “L3.7” is a type 3 meteorite from the L group. This classification indicates that it contains numerous chondrules, has undergone minimal aqueous alteration, and possesses specific mineral characteristics like monoclinic low-Ca pyroxene grains with twinning, all falling within the type 3 category of the L group meteorites.

The Zulu Queen 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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