|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
Mass: 54.6 kg
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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.
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 48, Moscow (1969) reprinted Meteoritics 5, 85-109 (1970)|
This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Amurskaya oblast', Russia
This is 1 of 134 approved meteorites from Russia (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 19 impact craters)
Aprelskij (In NHM Cat)|
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