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73.1g SEYMCHAN Meteorite Slice I Etched I Collection Specimen

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On Offer: 73.1g SEYMCHAN Meteorite Partial Slice

Type: Iron
Official name: Seymchan
Description: 73.1 gram Seymchan Meteorite Partial Slice. Found in 1967 in Russia, Seymchan was first known as only an Iron. It was not until much later that pieces of the meteorite with the pallasitic lithology were found, and it's dual nature was revealed.  
What you get: 73.1g Seymchan Meteorite Partial Slice, w/ signed Certificate of Authenticity
I offer a 100% no questions asked 30 day return policy. 
Basic information Name: Seymchan
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite. 
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1967
Country: Russia 
Mass: 323.3 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:   MB 43   (1968)   Iron
NHM Catalogue:   5th Edition   (2000)   IIE
MetBase:   v. 7.1   (2006)   Iron-ung
Recommended:   Pallasite, PMG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 42 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Pallasite, PMG.   [show all]
Search for other: Main group pallasites, Metal-rich meteorites, and Pallasites
Comments: Reclassified van Niekerk et al. (2007) 
Revised 26 May 2009: Revised pallasite classifications

Writeup from MB 43: 
Warning: the following text was scanned and may contain character recognition errors. Refer to the original to be sure of accuracy.



The place of fall or discovery: The meteorite has been found in a brook-bed flowing into the river of Hekandue, a left tributary of the river of Jasachnaja of the Magadan district, USSR.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, June 1967.

Class and type: IRON.

Number of individual specimens: 2.

Total weight: About 351 kg (about 300 kg and 51 kg).

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The larger specimen has been found by the geologist F. A. Mednikov during a geological survey. The meteorite hardly seen was lying among the stones of the brook-ebd. The smaller specimen was found at a distance of 20 m from the first one by I. H. Markov with a mine detector in october 1967. The main mass was turned to the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.

Source: Report of geologist F. A. Mednikov (Magadan, USSR) in a letter, VIII 15, 1967 and of V. 1. Zvetkov (Moscow, USSR) in a letter X 17, 1967.

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