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Akyumak
Basic information Name: Akyumak
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1981
Country: Turkey
Mass:help 50 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 68  (1990)  IVA
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IVA
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IVA
Recommended:  Iron, IVA    [explanation]

This is 1 of 70 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IVA.   [show all]
Search for other: IVA irons, Metal-rich meteorites, and Iron meteorites
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Writeup from MB 68:
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Akyumak

Akyumak village, East Anatolia; Turkey

Fell 2 August 1981, 1530-1600 hr

Iron. Octahedrite, medium (0.32 mm) (IVA).

A mass of between 45 and 50 kg fell, with associated light and sound effects, making an impact pit 50 cm in diameter and about 90 cm deep. Description and analysis, 7.7% Ni, 1.9 ppm Ga, <40 ppm Ge, 1.8 ppm Ir, K. Colakoglu and M. Ceylan, Meteoritics, 1988, 23, p. 371. 18 kg, Elazig, Univ.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 68, Meteoritics 25, 59-70 (1990)
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Geography:

Turkey
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (39° 55'N, 42° 49'E)
     Recommended::   (39° 55'N, 42° 49'E)

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     This is the only approved meteorite from Agri, Turkey
     This is 1 of 14 approved meteorites from Turkey (plus 4 unapproved names)
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