|Basic information||Name: Yamato 691|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1969
Country: Antarctica [Collected by National Institute of Polar Research, Japan]
Mass: 715 g
This is 1 of 128 approved meteorites classified as EH3. [show all]
Search for other: Enstatite chondrites (type 3), Enstatite-rich meteorites, EH chondrites, and Enstatite chondrites
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.
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 52, Meteoritics 9, 101-121 (1974)|
This is 1 of 36473 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5519 unapproved names)
Yamato (a) (From MetBase)|
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