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Zhigansk
Basic information Name: Zhigansk
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1966
Country: Russia
Mass:help 900 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 60  (1982)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIA
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 311 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 60:
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DISCOVERY OF THE ZHIGANSK, USSR, IRON METEORITE

Name: ZHIGANSK

Place of find: About 250 km NE. of Zhigansk, Yakutsk ASSR, USSR.

68°0'N., 128°18'E.

Date of find: 1966, recognized 1981

Class and type: Iron.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: Estimated to be 600-900 kg.

Circumstances of find: Found by S.S. Jasak and V.M. Faber. A piece weighing 60 g was removed and its meteoritic nature confirmed. 17.2 g of this small piece is now in the collection of the Academy of Sciences and the recovery of the main mass is proposed.

Source: R.L. Khotinok, Committee on Meteorites, Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Moscow, USSR.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 60, Meteoritics 17, 93-97 (1982)
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Geography:

Russia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (68° 0'N, 128° 18'E)
     Recommended::   (68° 0'N, 128° 18'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites from Respublika Sakha(Yakutiya), Russia (plus 2 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 145 approved meteorites from Russia (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 19 impact craters)
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