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Yamato 000097
Basic information Name: Yamato 000097
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Y-000097
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Antarctica [Collected by National Institute of Polar Research, Japan]
Mass:help 24.5 g
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Recommended:  Martian (shergottite)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 197 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Martian (shergottite).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 28 Mar 2006
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Writeup from MN J14(1):

Sample Name: Yamato 000097

Location: Yamato Mountains

Dimensions (cm): 3.5x3.3x1.7

Weight (g): 24.48

Weathering: A

Fracturing: A

Meteorite Type: Lherzolitic shergottite

 

Macroscopic description

 

This is a platy-shaped nearly complete stone. 50% of stone is covered by shiny black fusion crust. Exposed interior shows fine-grained granular texture.

 

Petrographic Description

 

The section shows a typical poikilitic texture. Large oikocrysts of pyroxene enclose olivines and oxide minerals. Minor maskelynites are observed. Low-Ca pyroxene has a mean composition of Fs22.0Wo3.1. Olivine has a mean composition of Fa33.0. Composition of maskelynite is An61.2. The oxygen isotopic composition (analyzed by I. Franchi) of a bulk rock sample that is δ18O=4.178, δ17Ο=2.471, Δ17O=0.298, indicates that the meteorite is martian origin.

 

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References: Published in Meteorite newsletter : Japanese collection of Antarctic meteorites /Meteorite newsletter : Japanese collection of Antarctic meteorites ,14, (2006-03)
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Antarctica
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 39173 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)

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