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Salla
Basic information Name: Salla
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1963
Country: Finland
Mass:help 7 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 31  (1964)  L
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10991 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 31:
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DISCOVERY OF SALLA STONY METEORITE, FINLAND

Name: SALLA.

The place of fall or discovery: The village Salmivaara, Saala  district, Finland; φ = 66°48' N, λ = 28°27' E.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, in the summer of 1964.

Class and type: STONY, olivine - hypersthene chondrite.

Number of individual specimens:  1.

Total weight: 2.9 kg.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery:  The meteorite was found by Kauko Piisila.

Source: Report of Prof. H. B. Wiik (Otaniemi, Finland) and Prof. B. Mason (New York, USA) V. 29, 1964.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 31, Moscow (1964)
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Geography:

Finland
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (66° 48'N, 28° 27'E)
     Recommended::   (66° 48'N, 28° 27'E)

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Lappi, Finland
     This is 1 of 12 approved meteorites from Finland (plus 11 impact craters)
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