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Yamato 691
Basic information Name: Yamato 691
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Y-691
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1969
Country: Antarctica [Collected by National Institute of Polar Research, Japan]
Mass:help 715 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 52  (1974)  E
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  EH3
NIPR Catalogue:  2000 Edition  (2000)  EH3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  EH3
Recommended:  EH3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 122 approved meteorites classified as EH3.   [show all]
Search for other: Enstatite chondrites (type 3), Enstatite-rich meteorites, EH chondrites, and Enstatite chondrites
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Writeup from MB 52:
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DISCOVERY OF THE YAMATO (a), ANTARCTICA, STONY METEORITE

Name: YAMATO (a)

Place of find: Yamato Mountains, Antarctica.

Near 71°50'S, 36°15'E.

Date of find: December 21, 1969

Class and type: Stone. Enstatite chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 715 g

Circumstances of find: The Japanese Expedition Team casually collected many stones and brought them back to Japan. Among these stones were 9 that were identified as meteorite specimens. This particular individual was studied at the Max-Planck-Institut fur Chemie, Mainz, Germany.

Source: Makoto Shima, Masako Shima and H. Hintenberger. 1973. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 19,246-249.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 52, Meteoritics 9, 101-121 (1974)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (71° 30'S, 35° 40'E)
     Recommended::   (71° 50' 55"S, 36° 31' 10"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 49.1 km apart

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     This is 1 of 33933 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 6798 unapproved names)
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Synonyms: Yamato (a) (From MetBase)

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