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#1 Mkbeckham73

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 10:00 AM

I’m not sure I’m in the right place to ask this. I’m new here. I bought a small meteorite years ago as part of a mineral collection with my son. I have recently found the collection and all the identification tags are gone. I was hoping someone could tell me from pictures and any indentifying features what meteorite fall this could be. I’m fairly certain it’s an iron meteorite.

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 10:24 AM

Got a magnet?


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Posted 19 October 2019 - 11:39 AM

Could be Sikhote Alin (1947) possibly.



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Posted 19 October 2019 - 01:09 PM

Could also be Canyon Diablo or Campo as well. Hard to tell without information with it. Only sure way is to have it chemically tested and classified.



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Posted 19 October 2019 - 07:20 PM

My guess is a Campo del Cielo.  Mainly because they are quite inexpensive and it came as part of a set with minerals.  Of course my guess could be wrong.  I am an amateur and just having fun with a guess.


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Posted 20 October 2019 - 08:37 AM

I vote for Canyon Diablo, Campo del Cielo, or Nantan. It definitely looks like an iron meteorite. And if it is, it's likely one of those three. As was said above, without labeling or provenance info, it's almost impossible to tell for sure. Testing is expensive and probably would cost more than the meteorite is worth. So, I would just enjoy it as a "show and tell" hand specimen.  :)


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Posted 26 October 2019 - 08:04 AM

Thanks everyone. I should clarify. I bought as a single specimen when I was collecting with my son. I just recently found the collection from when he was little.  I believe the original papers said it fell in Russia. I just didn’t know how many different meteor falls their were in Russia and if their are any unique features to distinguish the meteorite. I have another Sikhote-Alin and it is slightly similar. I am leaning in that direction. I don’t want to have it tested as it is a small specimen at 29 Gm.




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