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Basic information Name: Haverö
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1971
Country: Finland
Mass:help 1544 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 51  (1972)  Ureilite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Ureilite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 604 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
Writeup from MB 51:
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Place of fall: The island of Haverö, 25 km southwest of the town of Turko (Abo), South-West Finland.

60° 14'N, 22° 5'E.

Date of fall: August 2, 1971, 3:45 p.m.

Class and type: Stone. Ureilite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 1544 g

Circumstances of fall: It was a bright day and a fireball was not observed. There were numerous reports of noise like thunder or jet aircraft sonic booms. These sounds were said to have been heard "one minute in advance of the big bang". The stone fell through the roof of a storehouse about 100 m from the main buildings on the farm of Tor-Erik Anderssons. It penetrated concrete tiles, llh" boards and the lid of a box on the floor. About five minutes after the fall a nine year old boy playing in the yard showed the farmer and his family where the stone had landed. The stone was said to be "warm but not hot" at the time of recovery. The barn was "filled with smoke but was not on fire" (probably dust). The hole in the roof and position of rest indicated near vertical fall.

Source: Dr. H. B. Wiik, Geological Survey of Finland, Otaniemi, Finland. Dr. Wiik is coordinating study of this meteorite. Information circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Center for Short-Lived Phenomena, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Event number 79-71, circulated on cards number 1278 and 1279 of

Source: V. I. Tsuetkov, Committee on Meteorites, Academy of Sciences, Moscow, USSR. August 12, 1971, and card 1304 of October 21, 1971).

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 51, Meteoritics 7, 215-232 (1972)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (60° 14' 44"N, 22° 3' 43"E)
     Recommended::   (60° 14' 44"N, 22° 3' 43"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1.1 m apart

     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Turku Ja Pori, Finland (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 12 approved meteorites from Finland (plus 11 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Haveroe (From MetBase)

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