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Yamato 791962
Basic information Name: Yamato 791962
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Y-791962
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1979
Country: Antarctica [Collected by National Institute of Polar Research, Japan]
Mass:help 300 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Eucrite
NIPR Catalogue:  2000 Edition  (2000)  Eucrite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite-pmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-pmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 349 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-pmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
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Writeup from MN J9(1):

Y-791962, 53-1

The section shows a comminuted matrix of pyroxene and plagioclase clasts (up to 1.6 mm across); traces of dark materials (possibly nickel-iron, sulfide, and/or glassy clasts) are present, as scattered grains up to 0.6 mm. Pyroxene compositions are Ca3Fe21-Ca14Fe54. Plagioclase compositions are An73-95. The meteorite was previously classified as a polymict eucrite, but it has a more howardite-like bulk composition and pyroxene chemistry.

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References: Published in Meteorite news : Japanese collection of Antarctic meteorites /Meteorite news : Japanese collection of Antarctic meteorites ,9(1),1-58 (2000-06)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (71° 30'S, 35° 40'E)
     Recommended::   (71° 30'S, 35° 40'E)

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     This is 1 of 40719 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 4494 unapproved names)
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