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Basic information Name: Skookum
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1905
Country: Canada
Mass:help 16 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 68  (1990)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IVB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IVB
Recommended:  Iron, IVB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 18 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IVB.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, IVB irons, and Metal-rich meteorites
Writeup from MB 68:
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Changes of name

At the Nomenclature Committee of the Meteoritical Society, held in Vienna, Austria, on 31 July 1989, the following name changes were agreed:

The iron meteorites known as Klondike (Gay Gulch) and Klondike (Skookum Gulch) should now be referred to as Gay Gulch and Skookum. See V. F. Buchwald, A Handbook of Iron Meteorites, University of California Press, 1975, p. 582, 1137.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Skookum in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 68, Meteoritics 25, 59-70 (1990)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (63° 55'N, 139° 20'W)
     Recommended::   (63° 55'N, 139° 20'W)

     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Yukon Territory, Canada
     This is 1 of 67 approved meteorites from Canada (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 31 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Big Skookum (In NHM Cat)
Clondike (In NHM Cat)
Eldorado Creek (In NHM Cat)
Klondike (In NHM Cat)
Klondike (Skookum Gulch) (In NHM Cat)
Skookum Gulch (In NHM Cat)

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