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Yardymly
Basic information Name: Yardymly
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1959
Country: Azerbaijan
Mass:help 150.2 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 16  (1960)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIICD
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB
Recommended:  Iron, IAB complex    [explanation]

This is 1 of 57 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IAB complex.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Metal-rich meteorites, and Iron meteorites
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 16:
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FALL OF AROOS IRON METEORITE SHOWER, USSR

Name: AROOS.

The place of fall or discovery: village of Aroos, Yardymlinsk District, Azerbaijan S oviet Socialist Re­public, USSR.

Date of fall or discovery: FALL, November 24, 1959, 7 hrs. 05 min. Moscow time (III belt).

Class and type: IRON.

The number of individual specimens: 5.

Total weight: No. 1 (in order of discovery) 11.3 kg, No. 2 = 5.7 kg, No. 3 = 5.93 kg,  No. 4 = 0.36 kg and No. 5 = 127.0 kg; total weight: 150.29 kg.

The circumstances of the fall or discovery: The fall of the meteorite shower was acco­mpanied by a bright, blinding flare brigh­ter than solar illumination and a noise resembling rolling thunder. Through the clouds, eyewitnesses saw the bright bolide flying from southwest to northeast. The fall of the individual samples was accompanied by a whistling an drone similar to that made by a jet aircraft or missile.

Source: TASS report and letter from G.F. Sultanov, Head of Astrophysical Sector of Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan SSR, December 14, 1959, to the Committee on Meteorites Of the USSR Academy of Sciences.


Writeup from MB 18:
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT AROOS IRON METEORITE SHOWER

(See "The Meteoritical Bulletin" No. 16, 1960)

A letter from academician M. Kashkai to E.L. Krinov dated Feb­ruary 23, 1960 reported that this meteorite shower has been named JARDYMLINSKY instead of AROOS accord­ing to Jardymly - village near that the most of the individual specimens have been collected.

The name AROOS need consider as the synonym.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Yardymly 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. 16, Moscow (1960)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 18, Moscow (1960)
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Geography:

Azerbaijan
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (38° 56'N, 48° 15'E)
     Recommended::   (38° 56'N, 48° 15'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Baku, Azerbaijan
     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Azerbaijan
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Synonyms: Aroos (In NHM Cat)
Iardymlinskii (In NHM Cat)
Jardymlinsky (In NHM Cat)
Yardymlinskii (In NHM Cat)

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