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Basic information Name: Smolenice
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: Slovakia
Mass:help 13.95 kg
Recommended:  Iron, IVA    [explanation]

This is 1 of 80 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IVA.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, IVA irons, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 9 Feb 2019
Writeup from MB 108:

Smolenice        48°31.2’N, 17°23.9’E

Zapadoslovensky, Slovakia

Find: 2012 Mar 04

Classification: Iron meteorite (IVA)

History: On March 11, 2012, a meteorite was found in the forest. As the finder was not geologist and could not identify the object as a meteorite, he left it in place. He returned after three weeks and found it again on April 3, 2012.

Physical characteristics: One piece of 13.95 kg was found. The meteorite has a brown-colored surface that represents oxidized iron minerals.

Petrography: M. Gargulák (SGUDS) and D. Ozdín (CUB). The meteorite is composed of kamacite, taenite, troilite and daubréelite. There is a Widmanstätten pattern present. Troilite forms nodules in metal. Kamacite dominates over taenite. The average bandwidth of kamacite is 0.22 mm.

Geochemistry: Mineral compositions and geochemistry: ICP-MS and ICP-AES (S. Strekopytov, NHM): Ni 8.10, Co 0.378, Fe 88.7, P 0.05, S <0.006 (all in wt%); Ge < 0.7, Ir 1.67, Ga 1.80, Cr 87.3, Cu 135, As 4.52, Mo 5.82, Sn 1.53, W 0.565, Re 0.176, Ru 3.56, Rh 0.897, Pd 4.12, Au 1.19, Zn <5, B <0.68, Pb <0.06 (all in ppm).

Classification: Iron, fine octahedrite (Of), IVA group. Weathering of the meteorite is mostly minimal, moderate at the rims.

Specimens: The anonymous finder owns the main piece of the meteorite. The type specimens: 24.5 (CUB), 28.6 (SNM).

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Origin or pseudonym:forest
Date:2012 Mar 04
Mass (g):13950
Class:Iron, IVA
Weathering grade:minimal
Classifier:M. Gargulak, SGUDS; D. Ozdan, CUB
Type spec mass (g):24.5; 28.6
Type spec location:CUB; SNM
Main mass:anonymous
Finder:Stanislav Antalak
Comments:Submitted by Daniel Ozdín
   and collections
NHM: Department of Mineralogy, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom; Website (institutional address; updated 9 Dec 2011)
CUB: Daniel Ozdín, Mineralogical Museum of Comenius University, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Ilkovicova 6, 842 15 Bratislava, Slovakia (institutional address; updated 2 Dec 2018)
SGUDS: State Geological Institute of Dionýz Štúr, Mlynská dolina 1, 817 04 Bratislava 11, Slovakia (institutional address; updated 2 Aug 2018)
SNM: Natural History Museum of Slovak National Museum, Vajanského nábr. 2, P.O.BOX 13, 810 06 Bratislava, Slovakia; Website (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2018)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108, in preparation (2019)
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     Recommended::   (48° 31' 12"N, 17° 23' 54"E)

     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Zapadoslovensky, Slovakia
     This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites from Slovakia
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