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Yamato 7301
Basic information Name: Yamato 7301
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Y-7301
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1973
Country: Antarctica [Collected by National Institute of Polar Research, Japan]
Mass:help 650 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 56  (1979)  H4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H6
NIPR Catalogue:  2000 Edition  (2000)  H6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5/6
Recommended:  H5/6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 253 approved meteorites classified as H5/6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 56:
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DISCOVERY OF THE YAMATO 7301, ANTARCTICA, STONY METEORITE

Name: YAMATO 7301

Place of find: Southern Yamato Mountains, Antarctica.

71°45'S., 35°00'E.

Date of find: December 14, 1973.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4). Olivine Fa20. Total iron = 25.13%.

Number of individual

specimens: 1, and eight very small fragments.

Total weight: 650 g

Circumstances of find: Found during the 1973-1974 season by the Japanese Antarctic Expedition on bare ice about 300 m from the margin of a moraine field, about 30 km south-west of the Yamato Mountains.

Sources: K. Shiraishi, R. Naruse and K. Kusonoki, 1976. Collection of Yamato meteorites, Antarctica, in December, 1973. Antarctic Rec. 55, 49-69. See also: K. Yagi et al., 1978. Mineralogical and petrographical studies of the Yamato meteorites, Yamato -7301 (j), -7305 (k), -7308 (1) and -7303 (m) from Antarctica. Mem. Nat. Inst. Polar Res., Special Issue No. 8, 121-141, and K. Yagi et al., 1978. Petrology of Yamato meteorites (j), (k), (1), and (m). Meteoritics 13, 23-45.

Note: Also known as Yamato (j). Yamato 7301 is the name approved by the Nomenclature Committee of the Meteoritical Society.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 56, Meteoritics 14, 161-175 (1979)
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Geography:

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Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (71° 30'S, 35° 40'E)
     Recommended::   (71° 50'S, 35° 30'E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 37.7 km apart

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     This is 1 of 40759 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 4494 unapproved names)
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Synonymshelp: Yamato (j) (From MetBase)

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