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Jerslev
Basic information Name: Jerslev
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1976
Country: Denmark
Mass:help 40 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 55  (1978)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIB
Recommended:  Iron, IIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 138 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Revised 17 Aug 2009: Coordinates refined by GPS: H. Haack, priv. comm.
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Writeup from MB 55:
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DISCOVERY OF THE JERSLEV, DENMARK, IRON METEORITE

Name: JERSLEV

Place of find: SW of the village of Jerslev, Sjaelland, Denmark, 20 m above sea level.

55°36'N., 11013'E.

Date of find: September 1976, recognised April 1977.

Class and type: Iron. Coarsest octahedrite (Ogg). Bandwidth 10 ± 5 mm, chemical group IIB.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 40 kg (after cleaning).

Circumstances of find: Found in soil by a farmer, Niels Erik Knudsen, in March 1977. The soil had been excavated during the laying of a cable to a depth of 80 cm in September 1976. In May 1977 the iron was transferred to the Geological Museum, Copenhagen.

Source: V.F. Buchwald, Dept. of Metallurgy, Techn. Univ., 2800 Lyngby, Denmark.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 55, Meteoritics 13, 327-352 (1978)
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Geography:

Denmark
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (55° 36'N, 11° 13'E)
     Recommended::   (55° 36' 32"N, 11° 13' 45"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 1.3 km apart

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     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Region Sjaelland, Denmark
     This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites from Denmark (plus 1 unapproved name)
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