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Eltanin
Basic information Name: Eltanin
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1981
Country: Pacific Ocean
Mass:help 1200 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 66  (1988)  Mesosiderite?
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Mesosiderite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Mesosiderite
Recommended:  Mesosiderite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 176 approved meteorites classified as Mesosiderite.   [show all]
Search for other: Mesosiderites, Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 66:
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Eltanin

SE Pacific Ocean

Found September 1981

Stony-iron. Probably a mesosiderite.

More than 25 small basaltic breccia fragments with a total mass of about 100 mg were found in Ir-rich sediments associated with impact melt in two USNS Eltanin deep-sea sediment piston cores (E 13-3 and E 13-4). Recovered specimens are maintained by F. T. Kyte. The cores are curated at the Antarctic Research Facility, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA. (F. T. Kyte, Inst. of Geophysics, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA)

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 66, Meteoritics 23, 171-173 (1988)
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Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (57° 47' 12"S, 90° 47' 36"W)
     Recommended::   (57° 47' 12"S, 90° 47' 36"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1.1 m apart

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     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Pacific Ocean
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