|Basic information||Name: Seymchan|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1967
Mass: 323.3 kg
This is 1 of 39 approved meteorites classified as Pallasite, PMG. [show all]
Search for other: Metal-rich meteorites, Main group pallasites, and Pallasites
|Comments:||Reclassified van Niekerk et al. (2007)
Revised 26 May 2009: Revised pallasite classifications
Writeup from MB 43:
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DISCOVERY OF SEYMCHAN IRON METEORITE, USSR
The place of fall or discovery: The meteorite has been found in a brook-bed flowing into the river of Hekandue, a left tributary of the river of Jasachnaja of the Magadan district, USSR.
Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, June 1967.
Class and type: IRON.
Number of individual specimens: 2.
Total weight: About 351 kg (about 300 kg and 51 kg).
Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The larger specimen has been found by the geologist F. A. Mednikov during a geological survey. The meteorite hardly seen was lying among the stones of the brook-ebd. The smaller specimen was found at a distance of 20 m from the first one by I. H. Markov with a mine detector in october 1967. The main mass was turned to the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.
Source: Report of geologist F. A. Mednikov (Magadan, USSR) in a letter, VIII 15, 1967 and of V. 1. Zvetkov (Moscow, USSR) in a letter X 17, 1967.
|Buchwald||The following entries were found for Seymchan in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 43, Moscow (1968) reprinted Met. 5, 85-109 (1970)|
This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Magadanskaya oblast', Russia
This is 1 of 135 approved meteorites from Russia (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 19 impact craters)
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