IMPORTANT MESSAGE. We need your support now to keep running. Click here to find out why.
Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for Educators
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
StatisticsThe ElementsUsersBooks & MagazinesMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

Pesyanoe meteorite, Kurganskaya Oblast', Southern Urals, Urals Region, Russia

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 55° 30' North , 66° 5' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 55.5, 66.0833333333
Other regions containing this locality:Asia

On 2 October 1933 several stones fell with a total mass of 3.393 kg, the largest being 905 grams.

Pesyanoe is one of only 9 Aubrites (or, 'enstatite achondrites) which have been observed to fall. Aubrites were formed in an extremely reducing environment. They are characterized by their dominant phase (enstatite), but they almost always have small (tiny?) amounts of accompanying diopside, plagioclase, forsterite, Fe-Ni metal, troilite and other rare sulfides.

During the long trip from its original ancient environment to the planet earth Pesyanoe has picked up a few xenoliths. These small inclusions have minerals whose oxidized iron is foreign to Pesyanoe's dominant silicate mineralogy.

Mineral List

16 valid minerals.

The above list contains all mineral locality references listed on This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.


Watters, T. R. & Prinz, M (1979) Aubrites - Their origin and relationship to enstatite chondrites. In: Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 10th, Houston, Tex., March 19-23, 1979, Proceedings. Volume 1. (A80-23557 08-91) New York, Pergamon Press, Inc., 1979, p. 1073-1093.

Rosenshein, E. B., Ivanova, M. A., Dickinson, T. L., McCoy, T. J., Lauretta, D. S. & Guan, Y. (2006) Oxide-bearing and FeO-rich clasts in aubrites. Meteoritics 41 (4): 495-503. (April 2006)

Mineral and/or Locality is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Copyright © and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2018, except where stated. relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: September 20, 2018 21:15:16 Page generated: March 11, 2017 18:31:41
Go to top of page