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Orimattila
Basic information Name: Orimattila
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1974
Country: Finland
Mass:help 1872 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 53  (1975)  H4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5782 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 53:
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DISCOVERY OF THE ORIMATTILA, FINLAND, STONY METEORITE

Name: ORIMATTILA

Place of find: Mallusjoki village, Orimattila area (socken), south Finland.

60°35'N, 25°35'E.

Date of find: Summer, 1974.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 1872 g

Circumstances of find: A farmer, Keijo Virtanen, while digging for water in moraine gravel, found the stone about 1 meter below the surface. He sent the rusty stone as a possible ore specimen to the Outokumpu Mining Company, where it was identified as a meteorite by Mr. Y. Vuorelainen.

Source: Dr. H. B. Wiik, Otnas, Finland.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 53, Meteoritics 10, 133-158 (1975)
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Geography:

Finland
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (60° 35'N, 25° 35'E)
     Recommended::   (60° 35'N, 25° 35'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Uusimaa, Finland
     This is 1 of 12 approved meteorites from Finland (plus 11 impact craters)
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