Characterization of the “Ramón de las Yaguas” meteorite, fell in eastern CubaOPEN ACCESS 

Rene Yasmany Cobas Torres, Deysy De La Nuez Colón, Mercedes Torres La Rosa, José García, Manuel A. Iturralde-Vinent, Enrique D Arango Arias

Published online: February 2022


“The meteorite that fell in Ramón de las Yaguas on July 10, 2021 at 16:57:21 UTC, is an L6, S2, W0-1 ordinary chondrite whose weight reached 7.26 kg and a density of 3.1 g/cm 3. It presents an imperfect geometry of a cylindrical wedge 13.7 x 12.9 cm wide and 11 cm high, with concave and convex faces and rounded and angular edges, as if it had been fragmented from an originally lentiform object. The surface presents regmaglyptic figures and is represented by a blackish fusion crust, ~1 mm thick. The specimen has a slight magnetism. The rock presents a gray, fine grained matrix (~38%), where some crystals and isolated grains (~7%) stand out, abundant chondrules (~40%) made up of olivine, pyroxene and Ca-Na plagioclase were observed, and contains metallic phase and minerals (troilite, Fe-Ni and chromite) disseminated or as euhedral crystals (~15%).”