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Yamato 693
Basic information Name: Yamato 693
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Y-693
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1969
Country: Antarctica [Collected by National Institute of Polar Research, Japan]
Mass:help 150 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 52  (1974)  C3
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CK4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CK4/5
Recommended:  CK4/5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 12 approved meteorites classified as CK4/5.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (equilibrated), CK chondrites, CK chondrites (type 4-6), and CV-CK clan chondrites
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Writeup from MB 52:
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DISCOVERY OF THE YAMATO (c), ANTARCTICA, STONY METEORITE

Name: YAMATO (c)

Place of find: Yamato Mountains, Antarctica.

Near 71°50'S, 36°15'E.

Date of find: December 21 to 26, 1969

Class and type: Stone. Type III carbonaceous chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 150 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.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 52, Meteoritics 9, 101-121 (1974)
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Geography:

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Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (71° 30'S, 35° 40'E)
     Recommended::   (71° 30'S, 35° 40'E)

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     This is 1 of 39173 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 5051 unapproved names)
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Synonymshelp: Yamato (c) (From MetBase)

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