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Yucca 015
Basic information Name: Yucca 015
     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 3 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  H-metal
Recommended:  H-metal    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites classified as H-metal.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Metal-rich meteorites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 29 Mar 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Yucca 015        34°49.182’N, 114°16.566’W

Mohave County, Arizona, United States

Found: 14 Nov 2011

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H metal)

History: This specimen was found by Jim Wooddell on the end of a small desert bench using a metal detector. It was buried approximately 1.25 cm below the surface.

Physical characteristics: Elongate metallic specimen with distinct roll-over lip and flow lines.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a polished surface shows 95% kamacite, with about 5% of H5 silicate minerals olivine, pyroxene, and albitic plagioclase. No taenite detected.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and N. Wilson, UNM) Kamacite (EMPA) Fe=94.3±0.8, Ni=5.71±0.06, Co=0.34±0.01 wt%, n=13; olivine Fa19.6±1.3, Fe/Mn=41±3, n=2; low-Ca pyroxene Fs17.6±0.6Wo1.5±0.1, Fe/Mn=24±1, n=2. INAA (Activation Laboratories): Cr = 0.242, Co = 5.22, Ni = 54.8 mg/g; Cu = 220, As = 19, Re = 0.04, Ir = 0.137, Au = 1.16, Ga <1, Ge <10 μg/g.

Classification: H-metal.

Specimens: Specimen is on deposit at UNM.

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Arizona
Date:14 Nov 2011
Latitude:34°49.182'N
Longitude:114°16.566'W
Mass (g):3
Pieces:1
Class:H-metal
Fayalite (mol%):19.6±1.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.6±0.6
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5±0.1
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):3
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:UNM
Finder: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' 11"N, 114° 16' 34"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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