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Aprel'sky
Basic information Name: Aprel'sky
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1969
Country: Russia
Mass:help 54.6 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 48  (1969)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIB
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 292 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Metal-rich meteorites, and Iron meteorites
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Writeup from MB 48:
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DISCOVERY OF APREL'SKY (АПРЕЛЬСКЙ) IRON METEORITE, USSR

Name: APREL'SKY (АПРЕЛЬСКЙ).

The place of fall or discovery: The village of Aprel'sky, Amur region, USSR.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, August 1969.

Class and type: IRON, octahedrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 54.6 kg.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: A meteorite was recovered in goldbearing deposites and the geologist P. V. Pronin brought it to the Amur mining mills. In October the meteorite was turned over to the Commitee on Meteorites of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (Moscow).

Source: Report of the chief geologist of Amur mining mills G. Krasnov September 10, 1969.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Aprel'sky in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 48, Moscow (1969) reprinted Meteoritics 5, 85-109 (1970)
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Geography:

Russia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (53° 18'N, 126° 7'E)
     Recommended::   (53° 18'N, 126° 7'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Amurskaya oblast', Russia
     This is 1 of 135 approved meteorites from Russia (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 19 impact craters)
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Synonyms: Aprelskij (In NHM Cat)

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