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Yucca 029
Basic information Name: Yucca 029
     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 60.4 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  H3
Recommended:  H3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 644 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H3.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 14 Nov 2013
Writeup from MB 102:

Yucca 029        34.787°N, 114.248°W

Mohave County, Arizona, USA

Found: 2011 Dec 14

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3)

History: Found by Jim Wooddell on Dec. 14, 2011, while he was prospecting for meteorites.

Physical characteristics: A single stone with glossy, weathered fusion crust (60.4 g).

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Unequilibrated specimen composed of small (0.2-0.5 mm), well-formed chondrules in a fine-grained matrix rich in altered kamacite. Most chondrules contain relatively ferroan mafic silicates, but some are very magnesian. Composed of olivine, orthopyroxene, clinopyroxene, sodic plagioclase, chromite, troilite, altered kamacite, and merrillite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa1.5-33.1, n = 9; Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine = 0.02-0.09 wt.%, n = 7), orthopyroxene (Fs0.9-17.5Wo0.8-1.1), subcalcic augite (Fs13.3Wo31.8).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3.6). Subtype estimated from histograms of Cr2O3 distribution in ferroan olivine given in Figure 4 of Grossman and Brearley (2005).

Specimens: The main mass (46 g) is at ASU; 10 g and one polished thin section are at UWB. The remaining material is held by Mr. J. Wooddell.

  • Grossman J.N. and Brearley A.J. (2005) The onset of metamorphism in ordinary and carbonaceous chondrites. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 40, 87-122. (link)
Data from:
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Date:2011 Dec 14
Mass (g):60.4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):1.5-33.1 (n = 9)
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.9-17.5 (n = 4)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.8-1.1
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):56
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:ASU
Finder:J. Wooddell
Comments:JW248; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
ASU: Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1404, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Jim Wooddell   

United States
     Recommended::   (34° 47' 13"N, 114° 14' 53"W)

     This is 1 of 177 approved meteorites from Arizona, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1883 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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