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Seymchan (23,980 g)

Seymchan (23,980 g)

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




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: Pallasite, PMG

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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