Omolon (meteorite)

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Omolon
Type Stony-iron
Class Pallasite
Composition metal matrix: 89% Fe, 10.6% Ni;
olivine Fa12.2
Country Russia
Region Magadan
Coordinates 64°1′12″N 161°48′30″E / 64.02000°N 161.80833°E / 64.02000; 161.80833Coordinates: 64°1′12″N 161°48′30″E / 64.02000°N 161.80833°E / 64.02000; 161.80833[1]
Observed fall Yes
Fall date May 16, 1981, 5:10
TKW 250 kg

Omolon is a meteorite fallen in 1981 near Omolon (Омолон), Magadan (Russia). It is a pallasite.

History[edit]

On May 16, 1981 at 5:10 there was a report from a meteorological station of a bright fireball. A mass of 250 kilograms (550 lb) was found in 1983 by I. Tynavie, who had observed the fall on May 16, 1981. The meteorite was recovered in June 1990.

Specimens[edit]

Main mass: North-East Complex Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences Far-East Division, Ul. Portovaya 16, Magadan 685000, Russia.

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