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Valkeala
Basic information Name: Valkeala
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1962
Country: Finland
Mass:help 4 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 10992 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 30:
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VALKEALA, Finland; φ = 61°03'N, λ = 26°50'E.

FOUND 1962, 0.4 kg.


Writeup from MB 31:
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DISCOVERY OF VALKEALA STONY METEORITE, FINLAND

Name: VALKEALA.

The place of fall or discovery: Village Anttila, Valkeala district, Finland; φ = 61°03' N, λ = 26°50' E.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, May 1962.

Class and type: STONY, olivine - hypersthene chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 723 gr.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The meteorite was found by Olavi Vaija.

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

Finland
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (61° 3'N, 26° 50'E)
     Recommended::   (61° 3'N, 26° 50'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Kymi, Finland
     This is 1 of 12 approved meteorites from Finland (plus 11 impact craters)
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