Fall 1967, District of Magadan, Russia
|Mineral Form/ Type Meteorite:||Iron meteorite|
|Main Mineral/ Name Meteorite:||Seymchan|
|Weight (in g):||18.75|
|Origin (Region/ City):||Siberia|
|Dimensions (in cm):||-|
This specimen is a 18.75g slice cutted from the Seymchan meteorite. It shows the inside of the meteorite, complex a geometrical matrix formed by Widmanstätten pattern ( nickel/iron allys) and sometimes inclusions of rare mineral Shreibersite (elongated, golden color);..
Seymchan is a meteorite found in the dry bed of the river Hekandue, a left tributary of river Jasačnaja in the Magadan district, Russia, near the settlement of Seymchan, in June 1967 by geologist F. A. Mednikov. The mass was a triangular-shaped thumbprinted meteorite lying among the stones of the brook bed. A second specimen of 51 kilograms (112 lb) was found with a mine detector at a distance of 20 m from the first in October 1967 by I. H. Markov.
Iron meteorites are meteorites that consist overwhelmingly of an iron–nickel alloy known as meteoric iron that usually consists of two mineral phases: kamacite and taenite. Iron meteorites originate from planetary cores of planetesimals that have been shattered by impacts. Iron meteorites have been linked to M-type asteroids because both have similar spectral characteristics in the visible and near-infrared.
The iron found in iron meteorites was one of the earliest sources of usable iron available to humans, before the development of smelting that signaled the beginning of the iron age.
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