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Tobychan
Basic information Name: Tobychan
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1971
Country: Russia
Mass:help 52.1 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 51  (1972)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIE
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIE
Recommended:  Iron, IIE    [explanation]

This is 1 of 16 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIE.   [show all]
Search for other: IIE irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 51:
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DISCOVERY OF THE TOBYCHAN, SIBERIA, IRON METEORITE

Name: TOBYCHAN

Place of find: The Tobychan River (Upper Indigirka River), Ojmakonski District, Yakutsk, USSR.

Date of find: August 19, 1971

Class and type: Iron. Octahedrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 52.1 kg

Circumstances of find: The meteorite was recovered 1.7 m deep in goldbearing deposits, and it was brought to the "Indigirzoloto" Trust by the Director of the Gold Mine, N. S. Knishenko. In October of 1971 the Geologist-in-Chief of the Trust, J. Ja. Mokhov, gave it over to the collection of the Mineralogical Museum of the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Novosibirsk, USSR.

Source: V. S. Sobolev, Chairman of the Commission on Meteorites and Cosmic Dust, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Siberian Branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk-90, USSR.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 51, Meteoritics 7, 215-232 (1972)
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Geography:

Russia
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 145 approved meteorites from Russia (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 19 impact craters)

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