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Yamato 692
Basic information Name: Yamato 692
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: Y-692
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1969
Country: Antarctica [Collected by National Institute of Polar Research, Japan]
Mass:help 138 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 52  (1974)  Achondrite-Ca-poor
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Diogenite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 481 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
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Writeup from MB 52:
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DISCOVERY OF THE YAMATO (b), ANTARCTICA, STONY METEORITE

Name: YAMATO (b)

Place of find: Yamato Mountains, Antarctica.

Near 71°50'S, 36°15'E.

Date of find: December 21, 1969.

Class and type: Stone. Calcium-poor achondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 138 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 41908 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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Synonymshelp: Yamato (b) (From MetBase)

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