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Yamato 7308
Basic information Name: Yamato 7308
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Y-7308
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1973
Country: Antarctica [Collected by National Institute of Polar Research, Japan]
Mass:help 480 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 56  (1979)  Howardite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Howardite
NIPR Catalogue:  2000 Edition  (2000)  Howardite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Howardite
Recommended:  Howardite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 398 approved meteorites classified as Howardite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, HED achondrites, and Howardites
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Writeup from MB 56:
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DISCOVERY OF THE YAMATO 7308, ANTARCTICA, STONY METEORITE

Name: YAMATO 7308

Place of find: Southern Yamato Mountains, Antarctica.

71° 49'S., 36° 16'E.

Date of find: December 21, 1973.

Class and type: Stone. Calcium-rich achondrite, howardite. Total iron = 13.31%.

Number of individual

specimens:

1

Total weight: 480 g

Circumstances of find: Found during the 1973-1974 Japanese Antarctic Expedition on bare ice at the south-eastern end of the Yamato Mountains. The find site is in the same area in which Yamato meteorites were found in 1969.

Sources: K. Shiraishi, R. Naruse and K. Kusunoki, 1976. Collection of Yamato meteorites, Antarctica, in December 1973. Antarctic Rec. 55, 49-60. See also: K. Yagi et al., 1978. Mineralogical and petrological studies of the Yamato meteorites, Yamato -79010), -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 (1) and, in error, Yamato 7307. Yamato 7308 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° 30'S, 35° 40'E)

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

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