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Susuman
Basic information Name: Susuman
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1957
Country: Russia
Mass:help 18.9 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 11  (1958)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIA
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 311 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 11:
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DISCOVERY OF SUSUMAN / СУСУМАН / METEORITE, USSR,

Name: SUSUMAN / СУСУМАН

The place of fall or discovery: Frunze'a mine, Susuman district, Magadan region, USSR; φ = 62°37'; λ = 148°14'.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, November 1957.

Class and type: IRON; octahedrite.

The number of individual specimens: l.

Total weight: 18.8 kg.

The circumstances of fall or discovery: The meteorite Susuman was found in the pit No34 at a depth of 32 m in alluvial Quarternary dep­osits by worker Soluha. The meteorite was brought to the mine, where at the mechanical workshop, it was broken in two uneven parts by weight 12.1 kg and 6.7 kg. On the surface of the splitting one can see sharp formed kamacite bands and distinct Widmanstät­ten figure. From preliminary chemical in­vestigation of Chemical Laboratory Susuman's repain [sic] works the iron main mass contens [sic] 5-6% nickel and 0.4-0.5% carbon specific gravity is 7.82.  Both pieces of meteorite are delived [sic] on Octo­ber 20, 1958 in the Committee on Meteorites of the :Academy of Sciences of the USSR (Moscow).

Source: The communication of the employee of the mine A. I. Shulzhenko from 16.IV.1958 (in press in the Journal "Nature"; Moscow) and the letter of the head of the mine Starodoubsev to Com­mittee on Meteorites of the Academy of Scien­ces of the USSR from 17.IX.1953 Nu21/20-260.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Susuman 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. 11, Moscow (1958)
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Geography:

Russia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (62° 43' 17"N, 148° 7' 49"E)
     Recommended::   (62° 43' 17"N, 148° 7' 49"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Magadanskaya oblast', Russia
     This is 1 of 145 approved meteorites from Russia (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 19 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Magadan (In NHM Cat)

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