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Elga
Basic information Name: Elga
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1959
Country: Russia
Mass:help 28.8 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 16  (1960)  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 16:
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DISCOVERY OF ELGA IRON METEORITE, USSR

Name: ELGA

The place of fall or discovery: one of the mine fields if the Indigirka Mining Administration of the Yakut Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR.

Date fall or discovery: FOUND, August 28, 1959.

Class or type, IRON.

The number of individual specimens: 1

[remainder missing from SI copy]
Buchwald The following entries were found for Elga 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. 16, Moscow (1960)
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Geography:

Russia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (64° 42'N, 141° 12'E)
     Recommended::   (64° 42'N, 141° 12'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites from Respublika Sakha(Yakutiya), Russia (plus 2 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 145 approved meteorites from Russia (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 19 impact craters)
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