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Kayakent
Basic information Name: Kayakent
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1961
Country: Turkey
Mass:help 85 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 40  (1967)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIA
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 308 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 40:
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FALL OF KAYAKENT IRON METEORITE, TURKEY

Name: KAYAKENT.

The place of fall or discovery: Near the village of Kayakent, Turkey; φ = 39°15.8'N, λ = 31°46.8'E.

Date of fall or discovery: FALL, April 1961; obtained April 20, 1967.

Class and type: IRON.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 85 kg.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The meteorite was brought to Department of Astronomy of Ege University (Izmir, Turkey).

Source: Report of Prof. A. Kizilirmak (Izmir, Turkey) in a letter, IV.25 1967.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Kayakent 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. 40, Moscow (1967) reprinted Met. 5, 85-109 (1970)
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Geography:

Turkey
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (39° 15' 48"N, 31° 46' 48"E)
     Recommended::   (39° 15' 48"N, 31° 46' 48"E)

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     This is the only approved meteorite from Eskisehir, Turkey
     This is 1 of 16 approved meteorites from Turkey (plus 4 unapproved names)
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