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Chaunskij
Basic information Name: Chaunskij
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1985
Country: Russia
Mass:help 1990 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 66  (1988)  Iron-ung
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Mesosiderite-an
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Mesosiderite-AN
Recommended:  Mesosiderite-an    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites classified as Mesosiderite-an.   [show all]
Search for other: Mesosiderites, Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 66:
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Chaunskij

Chaunskij district, Magadan region, USSR

Found June 1985

Iron. Anomalous (ungrouped).

A single mass of 1990 g was found by M. I. Osaulenko in sand during mining. (R. L. Khotinok, Committee on Meteorites, USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, USSR)

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 66, Meteoritics 23, 171-173 (1988)
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Geography:

Russia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (69° 6'N, 172° 36'E)
     Recommended::   (69° 6'N, 172° 36'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites from Chukotskiy avtonomnyy okrug, Russia (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 145 approved meteorites from Russia (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 19 impact craters)
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