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Brahin
Basic information Name: Brahin
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1810
Country: Belarus
Mass:help 823 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 44  (1968)  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
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Writeup from MB 44:
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[Description of additional finds:]

DISCOVERY OF BRAGIN STONY-IRON METEORITE, USSR

Name: BRAGIN (1968).

The place of fall or discovery: 0.4 km nothern of the village of Ljady, Bragin district, Byelorussia, in the area of finds of previous specimens.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, in the summer of 1968.

Class and type: STONY-IRON, pallasite.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 12.391 kg.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The meteorite was found by the 3 form pupil Anja Fe dosenko on an arable field, at the edge of a small bog. The meteorite was turned over to the Institute of Geology (Minsk, USSR).

Source: Report of Dr. B. Scheviakov (Minsk, USSR) in a letter, IX, 17, 1968.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 44, Moscow (1968) reprinted Met. 5, 85-109 (1970)
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Geography:

Belarus
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (52° 30'N, 30° 20'E)
     Recommended::   (52° 30'N, 30° 20'E)

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Gomel', Belarus
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Belarus (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonyms: Bragin (In NHM Cat)
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