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Yucca 030
Basic information Name: Yucca 030
     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 0.8 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  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 16 Sep 2014
Writeup from MB 103:

Yucca 030        34°46.063’N, 114°14.521’W

Arizona, United States

Found: 2011 Oct 8

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H metal)

History: Found 8 cm below surface by J. Wooddell while he was metal-detecting in the Franconia strewn field.

Physical characteristics: Single metallic specimen.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a polished surface shows predominantly kamacite with minor amounts of taenite, ubiquitous troilite. About 5% of this sample consists of H-chondrite silicate minerals olivine, pyroxene, and albitic plagioclase; apatite also observed.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and N. Muttik, UNM) Olivine Fa18.9±0.2, Fe/Mn=38±1 n=7; low-Ca pyroxene Fs17.1±0.2Wo1.4±0.2, Fe/Mn=24±1, n=8; plagioclase Ab80.6±0.3An13.7±0.3, n=2. (C. Herd, UAB) bulk sample ICPMS: Fe=58.6±1.6, S=28.3±1.1, O=6.4±1.4 (all wt%); Co=5743±64, Cu=124±15, As=15.7±1.9, W=1.12±0.10, Re=0.16±0.03, Ir=0.58±0.04, Pt=1.68±0.20, Au=1.31±0.15 (all ppm).

Classification: H-metal

Specimens: Specimen including a thin section is on deposit at UNM.

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Origin or pseudonym:E. slope of desert stream terrace
Date:2011 Oct 8
Mass (g):0.8
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):18.9±0.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.1±0.2
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±0.2
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):0.8
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:UNM
Finder:Jim Wooddell
Comments:Submitted by C. Agee
   and collections
UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
UAb: 1-26 Earth Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E3, Canada, Canada; Website (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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     Recommended::   (34° 46' 4"N, 114° 14' 31"W)

     This is 1 of 178 approved meteorites from Arizona, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1885 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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