MetSoc Home            Publications            Contacts  
Search the Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Last update: 11 Jul 2024
Search for: Search type: Search limits: Display: Publication:
Text help
Starts with
Sounds like
Falls  Non-NWAs
What's new
  in the last:
Limit to approved meteorite names
Search text:  
Basic information Name: Inningen
     This is NOT an official name: Discredited meteorite.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1998
Country: Germany
Mass:help 1215 g
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIAB
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  IIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Pseudometeorite
Recommended:  Discredited    [explanation]

Comments: Revised 24 Oct 2011: Discredited name
Writeup from MB 84:


Bavaria , Germany

Found 1998 September

Iron (IIAB)

A 1214.5 g iron was found by B. Ruf on the road connecting Inningen and Haunstetten.  Classification and analysis (B. Spettel, MPI):  bulk composition, Ni = 5.77 wt%, Ga = 55.7 ppm, Ge = 150 ppm, Ir = 26 ppb, Au = 965 ppb; structure unknown.  Specimens:  main mass, MPI .

Writeup from MB 100:
The meteorite name Inningen has been discredited.

A IIAB iron was allegedly found near the village of Inningen in Bavaria, Germany. A small chip of several grams was initially available for study and provided the basis for its classification. After inspection of the full mass it became clear that in shape and appearance this iron is identical to other explosion fragments typical for Sikhote-Alin, indicating that it was derived from a very large iron mass. The chemical composition of metal falls within the compositional range for Sikhote-Alin. There is no doubt that this iron is, in fact, a fragment of the Sikhote-Alin fall. Inningen will be discreted as an official meteorite, and the name will become a synonym for Sikhote-Alin.
   and collections
MPI: Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Abteilung Kosmochemie, Postfach 3060, D-55020 Mainz, Germany; Website (institutional address; updated 7 Nov 2015)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
Find references in NASA ADS:
Find references in Google Scholar:

     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (48° 19'N, 10° 53'E)
     Recommended::   (48° 19'N, 10° 53'E)
Proximity search:
Find nearby meteorites: enter search radius (km):

Direct link to this page