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|Structural classification||Medium octahedrite|
|Group||Pallasite Main Group|
Krasnojarsk was the first pallasite meteorite ever found and studied and led to the creation of the Pallasite group, named after Pallas. It was also the first meteorite ever etched with acid (by G. Thomson) and therefore was the first one to show to human eyes the Widmanstätten pattern.
The main mass of 515 kilograms (1,135 lb) is now in Moscow at the Academy of Sciences.
Composition and classification
It is a stony–iron meteorite of the Main Group Pallasite (MGP) group.