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Yucca 017
Basic information Name: Yucca 017
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: United States
Mass:help 200 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9646 approved meteorites (plus 16 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 9 Mar 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Yucca 017        34°49.154’N, 114°16.641’W

Mohave County, Arizona, USA

Found: 24 Nov 2011

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: Found by Jim Wooddell on the surface of a desert bench.

Physical characteristics: Dozens of stones. A saw cut reveals a fine grained and evenly distributed mix of dark silicate groundmass and Fe-Ni metal.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a polished thin section shows olivine, pyroxene (some zoned with orthopyroxene cores and augite rims), albitic plagioclase, chromite, merrillite, few BO chondrules. Kamacite makes up approximately 40% of this meteorite, minor taenite also observed.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and N. Wilson, UNM) Olivine Fa18.1±0.4, Fe/Mn=39±2, n=9, low-Ca pyroxene Fs16.3±0.2Wo1.3±0.2, Fe/Mn=23±1, n=11, augite Fs5.4±0.1Wo47.0±0.1, Fe/Mn=16±2 n=2.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5), weathering grade W1.

Specimens: 21.6 g plus a thin section on deposit at UNM, Jim Wooddell holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Arizona
Date:24 Nov 2011
Latitude:34°49.154'N
Longitude:114°16.641'W
Mass (g):>200
Pieces:Many stones
Class:H5
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):18.1±0.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.3±0.2
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3±0.2
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):21.6
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Jim Wooddell
Comments:Submitted by C. Agee
Institutions
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UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (34° 49' 9"N, 114° 16' 38"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 167 approved meteorites from Arizona, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1834 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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