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Basic information Name: Kalkaska
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1947
Country: United States
Mass:help 9.4 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 34  (1965)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIA
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 338 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 34:
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KALKASKA, Michigan, USA; φ = 44°38'49" N, λ = 85°08'12" W.

FOUND, in the latter part of summer in 1947 or 1948.

IRON, medium octahedrite.

One individual, weight 9386 gr.

The meteorite was discovered by A. R. Sieting. (See the paper: Von Del Chamberlain. «The Kalkaska, Michigan, Siderite». Meteori­tics, Vol. 2, No. 4, June, 361-364, 1965).

Buchwald The following entries were found for Kalkaska 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. 34, Moscow (1965)
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United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (44° 38' 49"N, 85° 8' 12"W)
     Recommended::   (44° 38' 49"N, 85° 8' 12"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.8 m apart

     This is 1 of 12 approved meteorites from Michigan, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1894 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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