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Basic information Name: Yarovoye
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1991
Country: Russia
Mass:help 10.7 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  Iron, IIIAB
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 340 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 14 Mar 2014
Writeup from MB 103:

Yarovoye        52°55.78’N, 78°35.34’E

Altay territory, Slavgorod region, Yarov, Russia

Found: May 1991

Classification: Iron meteorite (IIIAB)

History: The meteorite was found in May 1991 during the plowing of virgin soil land on the outskirts of Yarovoye town. Maximum depth of plowing was 40 cm.

Physical characteristics: Meteorite consists of single mass of 10.7 kg. The meteorite has a crescent shape and regmaglypted surface with reddish-brown color. Fusion crust is absent.

Petrography: (C. A. Lorenz, Vernad) the meteorite consists of metal FeNi (taenite and kamacite) with accessory schreibersite. The Widmanstaetten pattern is mostly uniform with kamacite bandwidth 0.2 - 1 mm (fine octahedrite).

Geochemistry: Mineral compositions and geochemistry: Bulk composition (ICP, O.A. Tjutjunnyk and S.H. Nabiullina, Vernad) Ni = 9.45, Co = 5200, Ir = 0.7, Au = 1.68, Pt = 5.9, Pd = 4.5, As = 22.5, Cu = 170, Ga = 18.3 (Ni in wt%, others in ppm)

Classification: Iron, IIIAB.

Specimens: One sample of 2141.6 g, 9 cut fragments of 9.92 g in total, and polished section are on deposit at Vernad. An anonymous person holds the main mass of the meteorite.

Data from:
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State/Prov/County:Altay territory, Slavgorod region, Yarov
Date:May 1991
Mass (g):10700
Class:Iron, IIIAB
Classifier:C. A. Lorenz, Vernad
Type spec mass (g):2151.5
Type spec location:Vernad
Main mass:anonymous
Finder:V. P. Sereshenko
Comments:Submitted by C.A. Lorenz
   and collections
Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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     This is 1 of 9 approved meteorites from Altayskiy kray, Russia
     This is 1 of 155 approved meteorites from Russia (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 19 impact craters)
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