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Turtle River
Basic information Name: Turtle River
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1953
Country: United States
Mass:help 22.39 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 49  (1970)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIB
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 327 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Writeup from MB 49:
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TURTLE RIVER, Beltrami County, Minnesota; φ = 47°36' N, λ = 94'46' W.

FOUND, 1953-1958, recognized 1968.

IRON, medium octahedrite shows granulation of kamacite from pre-terrestrial heating.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 22.39 kg.

Circumstances of fall or discovery: Plowed up in field.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Turtle River in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 49, Moscow (1970) reprinted Meteoritics 6, 111-124 (1970)
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United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (47° 36'N, 94° 46'W)
     Recommended::   (47° 36'N, 94° 46'W)

     This is 1 of 9 approved meteorites from Minnesota, United States
     This is 1 of 1883 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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