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Basic information Name: Pizhanka
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: Russia
Mass:help 46.78 kg
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-MG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 120 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-MG.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 5 Apr 2020
Writeup from MB 109:

Pizhanka        57°20.42’N, 48°30.15’E

Kirovskaya oblast’, Russia

Find: May 2016

Classification: Iron meteorite (IAB-MG)

History: Single piece of iron (46.78 kg) was found by Mr. O.N. Rykov while he was plowing fields near Akhmanovo and Pizhanka in May 2016.

Physical characteristics: The meteorite has an elongated, irregular, heart-like shape; it is covered by a shell of iron oxides. Total weigh is 46.78 kg.

Petrography: The polished and etched section (150 cm2) reveals coarse kamacite plates, ranging from 6 to 12 mm (8.18±2.52 mm, n=11), with sets of parallel Neumann lines and intergrowths of rhabdite needles. Patches of recrystallized kamacite are sparsely distributed on the surface, and particularly concentrated around a large troilite-graphite inclusions. Three large (15 × 25, 20 × 10, 12 × 15 mm) and some small knobby troilite nodules with swathing 1-3 mm schreibersite are present. Schreibersite occurs as scattered, cuneiform, skeletal crystals 0.3-2 mm in size, with 20-100 µm wide, discontinuous grain-boundary veinlets.

Geochemistry: Mineral compositions and geochemistry: (N. N. Kononkova, Vernad, EMP) kamacite: Ni =7.40±0.07 (N=4), Co = 0.53±0.05 (N=4), P = 0.23±0.02(N=4); taenite: Ni = 29.9±3.15 (N=8) (all in wt%); schreibersite: Ni =37.3±0.68 (N=4), P = 14.5±0.29(N=4); rabdite: Ni =47.0±1.61 (N=4), P = 13.8±0.65(N=4); (J.T. Wasson, UCLA): INAA data, Ni = 67.4, Co = 4.65 (both mg/g), Au = 1.593, Ga = 83.2, Ge = 422, Re = 0.254, Pt = 5.66, Ir = 2.74, Cr = 22, W = 1.02, As = 12.7, Cu = 119 (all µg/g).

Classification: Iron, IAB-MG, Ogg

Specimens: Total 5616.88 g and thick section are on deposit at Vernad.

Data from:
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State/Prov/County:Kirovskaya oblast'
Date:May 2016
Mass (g):46780
Class:Iron, IAB-MG
Classifier:S. N. Teplyakova and A. M. Abdrakhimov, Vernad
Type spec mass (g):5616.88
Type spec location:Vernad
Main mass:DMUH
Finder:Mr. Oleg N. Rykov
Comments:Submitted by A. M. Abdrakhimov (Vernad)
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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)
DMUH: Dedovsk Museum of Universe History, Russia; Website (institutional address; updated 26 Sep 2011)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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     Recommended::   (57° 20' 25"N, 48° 30' 9"E)

     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Kirovskaya oblast', Russia
     This is 1 of 153 approved meteorites from Russia (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 19 impact craters)
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