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Kifkakhsyagan
Basic information Name: Kifkakhsyagan
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1972
Country: Russia
Mass:help 18.8 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 52  (1974)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIA
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 310 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 52:
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DISCOVERY OF THE KIFKAKHSYAGAN, USSR, IRON METEORITE

Name: KIFKAKHSYAGAN (Кифкахсяган)

Place of find: Mount Kifkakhsyagan, Chukot Peninsula (Chukotskiy Poluostrov), USSR.

64.4°N, 172.7°W.

Date of find: August, 1972

Class and type: Iron. Octahedrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 18.8 kg

Circumstances of find: The meteorite was found by geologist G. Lisin lying on a rocky surface on a slope of the mountain. Damage to the ground was absent. The specimen has a red-brown, badly weathered crust, and is probably very old. The specimen is now in the collection of the Committee on Meteorites, Moscow.

Source: A. S. Mavrinsky, The Committee on Meteorites, The Academy of Sciences, Moscow.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 52, Meteoritics 9, 101-121 (1974)
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Geography:

Russia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (64° 24'N, 172° 42'E)
     Recommended::   (64° 24'N, 172° 42'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites from Chukotskiy avtonomnyy okrug, Russia (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 145 approved meteorites from Russia (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 19 impact craters)
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