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Muonionalusta
Basic information Name: Muonionalusta
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1906
Country: Sweden
Mass:help 230 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 20  (1961)  Iron-fine octahedrite
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 20:
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MUONIONALUSTA II, Kitkiojöki, Norrbotten; 67°46'N, 23°15'E.

FOUND, August 15, 1946.

IRON, octahedrite of fine structure.

1 specimen, weight about 15 kg.

The meteorite was discovered during the earthwork at a building site about 8 km to the east-southeast of the place where the Muon­ionalusta I iron meteorite was found in 1906.


Writeup from MB 20:
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MUONIONALUSTA I reads: 67°54'N; 20°18'E should read: 67°48'N; 23°6'8.

Source: List of meteorites and corrections made by K. Fredriksson (Stockholm) and received by E.L.Krinov in December 1960.


Writeup from MB 28:
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DISCOVERY OF MUONIONALUSTA III IRON METEORITE, SWEDEN

Name: MUONIONALUSTA III.

The place of fall or discovery:  About 3.5 km ENE of the village of Kitkiojoki, Sweden; φ = 67°47'N; λ = 23°21'E.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, June 7, 1963.

Class and type: IRON; octahedrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 6.20 kg.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery:  The meteorite was found by Mr. Carl Henriksson in excavated material used for the construction of a causeway. The meteorite is now in the possession of the Swedish Museum of Natural History (Stockholm, Sweden).

Source: Report of Dr. F. E. Wickman (Stockholm, Sweden) in a letter, IX.20.1963.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Muonionalusta 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. 20, Moscow (1961)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 28, Moscow (1963)
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Geography:

Sweden
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (67° 48'N, 23° 6'E)
     Recommended::   (67° 48'N, 23° 6'E)

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     This is the only approved meteorite from Norrbottens, Sweden
     This is 1 of 13 approved meteorites from Sweden (plus 70 unapproved names) (plus 6 impact craters)
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