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Thiel Mountains
Basic information Name: Thiel Mountains
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1962 or 1961
Country: Antarctica
Mass:help 31.7 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 24  (1962)  Pallasite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Pallasite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Pallasite-Main gr
Recommended:  Pallasite, PMG    [explanation]

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: Revised 26 May 2009: Revised pallasite classifications
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 24:
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DISCOVERY OF HORLICK MOUNTAINS STONY-IRON METEORITE, ANTARCTIDA [sic]

Name: HORLICK MOUNTAINS.

The place of fall or discovery: Horlick Mountains, Antarctida.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, early in January, 1962.

Class and type: STONY-IRON, pallasite.

Number of individual specimens: 2.

Total weight: Nearly 22.7 and 9.0 kg.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery:  The meteorites were found on the surface of a glacier at a distance of about 90 meters from each other. Both specimens match. The major constituents are iron and olivine. The meteorites are now at the Smithsonian Institution (Washington, USA).

Source: Report, sent by Dr. Mort D. Turner (Lawrence, USA) to E. L. Krinov in a letter, March 26, 1962.


Writeup from MB 25:
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A letter from Dr. E. P. Henderson (Washington, USA) to E. L. Krinov, November 5, 1962 reports that the right name of the stony-iron meteorite found in Antarctica in January, 1962, is Thiel Mountains and not Horlick Mountains as previously reported in the Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 24, August, 1962.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 24, Moscow (1962)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 25, Moscow (1962)
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Geography:

Antarctica
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (85° 27'S, 90° 0'W)
     Recommended::   (85° 27'S, 90° 0'W)

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     This is 1 of 33933 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 6798 unapproved names)
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Synonyms: Horlick Mountains (In NHM Cat)

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