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Verkhnyi Saltov
Basic information Name: Verkhnyi Saltov
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: Ukraine
Mass:help 9.53 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIAB
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 338 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 89:

Verkhnyi Saltov

Kharkov district, Ukraine

Found 2001, April or May

Iron , coarse octahedrite (IIIAB)

An iron (21x16x7 cm) weighing 9.53 kg was found during archeological work at the shore line of the Pechenezhsky water reservoir, 2 km south of the Verkhnyi Saltov village. This piece was recovered within the Verkhnesaltov archeological complex. This site was a big city, a capital of the Khazar state in 8th to 10th centuries. Classification and mineralogy (M.A.Nazarov, Vernad.): the piece was enveloped by Fe hydroxide layer of about 5 mm in thick; kamacite (5.9-6.8 wt% Ni; 0.48-0.59 wt% Co) and taenite (25.7-30.8 wt% Ni; 0.17-0.34 wt% Co) form the Widmanstatten pattern with 1.5-3 mm kamacite bandwidths; rare troilite-chromite inclusions are present. INAA data (J. T. Wasson, UCLA): Ni 79.5, Co 4.99 (mg/g), Cr 42, Cu 146, Ga 20.7, Ge <41, As 4.99, Ru 8.5, Re 0.258, Ir 3.16, Pt 10.0, Au 0.682 (μg/g) indicate the IIIAB group. Specimens: type specimen 1.03 kg, Vernad; main mass with anonymous owner.

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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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     Recommended::   (50° 6' 40"N, 36° 48' 0"E)

     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Khar'kov, Ukraine
     This is 1 of 45 approved meteorites from Ukraine (plus 7 impact craters)
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