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Basic information Name: Omolon
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1981
Country: Russia
Mass:help 250 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 72  (1992)  Pallasite-Main gr
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Pallasite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Pallasite
Recommended:  Pallasite, PMG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 40 approved meteorites classified as Pallasite, PMG.   [show all]
Search for other: Metal-rich meteorites, Main group pallasites, and Pallasites
Comments: Revised 26 May 2009: Classification from Wasson (2003)
Writeup from MB 72:
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Magadan, Russia

Fell May 16, 1981, 5:10

Stony iron. Pallasite (Main group)

A mass of 250 kg was found in 1983 by reindeer-breeder I. Tynavie, who had observed the fall on May 16, 1981. There is a report from a meteorological station of a bright fireball on this date at 5:10 in the same region. The meteorite was recovered in June 1990. Classification, G. F. Pavlov, analysis, olivine Fa12.2, Ni in metal 10.6%, G. A. Merkulov and G. M. Kolesov, North-East Complex Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences Far-East Division, Ul. Portovaya 16, Magadan 685000, Russia (where also the main mass is located), and Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, respectively. Information, M. I. Petaev, Committee on Meteorites, Russian Academy of Sciences, Ul. M. Ulyanovoi 3, Moscow 117313, Russia.

References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 72, Meteoritics 27, 109-117 (1992)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (64° 1' 12"N, 161° 48' 30"E)
     Recommended::   (64° 1' 12"N, 161° 48' 30"E)

     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Magadanskaya oblast', Russia
     This is 1 of 136 approved meteorites from Russia (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 19 impact craters)
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