header
  MetSoc Home            Publications            Contacts  
Search the Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Last update: 12 Mar 2019
Search for: Search type: Search limits: Display: Publication:
Names
Text help
Places
Classes
Years
Contains
Starts with
Exact
Sounds like
NonAntarctic
Falls  Non-NWAs
What's new
  in the last:
Limit to approved meteorite names
Search text:  
Tennasilm
Basic information Name: Tennasilm
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1872
Country: Estonia
Mass:help 28.5 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1566 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Revised 20 Dec 2015: Corrected coordinates
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB online:
Tennasilm: Corrected fall location

Tõnu Pan, TNHM, reports that the geographic coordinates for the Tennasilm fall, listed in most modern databases, are incorrect by >100 km.  The actual location, as reported by Schilling (1873), is very close to the farm "Sikkensaare" (now "Sikkansaare"), which is about 1 km away from the village "Tennasilm", now "Tännassilma".  The coordinates of the farm are 58°44'07'"N, 25°29'37'"E.
Bibliography:
  • Schilling, G. (1973) Mittheilungen uber den am 16./28. Juni 1872 Mittags, beim Dorfe Tennasilm, im Kirchspiel Turgel des Kreises Jerwen in Ehstland niedergegallenen Steinmeteoriten. Mit 1 Tafel,. Dorpat, 1873. (link)
Institutions
   and collections
MIT: Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 54-1224, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, United States (institutional address)
NU: School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Nanjing University, #163 Xianlin Avenue, Nanjing 210023, China, China (institutional address; updated 18 Jul 2015)
TNHM: Vanemuise 46, Tartu, Estonia; Website (institutional address; updated 20 Dec 2015)
Catalogs:
Search for specimens in the Smithsonian Institution collection (U.S.):   
    Require SI photo
Search for this meteorite in the Natural History Museum collection (U.K.):   
    Require NHM photo
References: Never published in the Meteoritical Bulletin
Find references in NASA ADS:
Find references in Google Scholar:
Photos:
CreditPhotos
Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Sergey Vasiliev - SV-meteorites   
Photos uploaded by members of the Encyclopedia of Meteorites.
    (Caution, these are of unknown reliability)
Michael S. Scherman   
Woreczko Jan & Wadi      
Geography:

Estonia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (58° 2'N, 26° 57'E)
     Recommended::   (58° 44' 7"N, 25° 29' 37"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 115.7 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Estonia (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 4 impact craters)
Proximity search:
Find nearby meteorites: enter search radius (km):
Synonymshelp: Sikkensaare (In NHM Cat)
Tennasilon (In NHM Cat)
Tennsilom (In NHM Cat)

Direct link to this page