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89.7g SEYMCHAN Meteorite Partial Slice I Spectacular Etch A+++ Collection Specimen

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On Offer: 89.7 g SEYMCHAN Meteorite Partial Slice

Type: Iron
Official name: Seymchan
Description: 89.7 g Seymchan Meteorite Partial Slice. Found in 1967 in Russia. 
What you get: 89.7 g Seymchan Meteorite Partial Slice, w/ signed Certificate of Authenticity
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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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