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Sterlitamak
Basic information Name: Sterlitamak
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1990
Country: Russia
Mass:help 325 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 70  (1991)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIAB
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 309 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Sterlitamak

Bashkir ASSR, USSR

Fell 17 May 1990

Iron. Medium octahedrite

Fragments totalling about 10 kg (the largest 6.6 kg) were recovered from impact craters, M. I. Petaev, Committee on Meteorites, USSR Academy of Sciences, Uliza M. Ulynovoi 3, Moscow 117313, USSR. See also Global Volcanism NetworkBulletin 15, No. 6 (30 June 1990). Main mass still in the crater.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 70, Meteoritics 26, 68-69 (1991)
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Geography:

Russia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (53° 40'N, 55° 59'E)
     Recommended::   (53° 40'N, 55° 59'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Respublika Bashkortostan, Russia
     This is 1 of 144 approved meteorites from Russia (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 19 impact craters)
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