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Sikhote-Alin meteorite, Paseka village, Primorsky Krai, Russiai
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Sikhote-Alin meteoriteMeteorite Fall Location
Paseka villageVillage
Primorsky KraiKrai
RussiaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 9' 35'' North , 134° 39' 11'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.16000,134.65333
GeoHash:G#: ybpy855t6
Locality type:Meteorite Fall Location
Meteorite Class:IIAB iron meteorite
Meteoritical Society Class:Iron, IIAB
Metbull:View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Köppen climate type:Dwb : Monsoon-influenced warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Novopokrovka3,946 (2012)36.1km
Luchegorsk21,833 (2012)49.7km


Iron (IIAB, Ogg)
Recovered mass, 23 tons

The Sikhote-Alin meteorite is classified as a coarse octahedrite. This iron meteorite fell on February 12, 1947 in the Sikhote-Alin region of Eastern Siberia, Russia.

The initial estimate of this meteorite's pre-entry mass was set at 26 metric tons. The figure was later revised to more than double that figure (up to 100 tons). The debris trail is some 7 km long by 0.5 km wide. The material is considered nearly exhausted now (2008).

The official amount of recovered mass currently listed at the Meteoritical Society's Web site may not include recent unofficial searches related to the very hot internet distribution networks. A masterful and very readable report by Krinov (1966) details his and other's work in mapping and recovering most of the larger Sikhote-Alin pieces.

Regions containing this locality

Soviet Union (1922-1991)Country (Former)
Amur PlateTectonic Plate
Sikhote-Alin Mts, RussiaMountain Range

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11 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Meteorite/Rock Types Recorded

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List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Carlsbergite1.BC.15CrN
Cohenite1.BA.05Fe3C
Haxonite1.BA.10(Fe,Ni)23C6
Iron ?1.AE.05Fe
var: Kamacite1.AE.05(Fe,Ni)
Schreibersite1.BD.05(Fe,Ni)3P
Taenite1.AE.10(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Brezinaite2.DA.15Cr3S4
Daubréelite2.DA.05Fe2+Cr3+2S4
Troilite2.CC.10FeS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Wüstite4.AB.25FeO
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Plessite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Carlsbergite1.1.20.1CrN
Cohenite1.1.16.1Fe3C
Haxonite1.1.16.2(Fe,Ni)23C6
Iron
var: Kamacite
1.1.11.1(Fe,Ni)
Schreibersite1.1.21.2(Fe,Ni)3P
Taenite1.1.11.2(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Troilite2.8.9.1FeS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Brezinaite2.10.2.2Cr3S4
Daubréelite2.10.1.11Fe2+Cr3+2S4
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX
Wüstite4.2.1.6FeO
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Iron ?-Fe
'Plessite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CoheniteFe3C
C Haxonite(Fe,Ni)23C6
NNitrogen
N CarlsbergiteCrN
OOxygen
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O WüstiteFeO
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
PPhosphorus
P Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
SSulfur
S TroiliteFeS
S DaubréeliteFe2+Cr23+S4
S BrezinaiteCr3S4
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Cr DaubréeliteFe2+Cr23+S4
Cr CarlsbergiteCrN
Cr BrezinaiteCr3S4
FeIron
Fe Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Fe Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Fe Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
Fe TroiliteFeS
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe DaubréeliteFe2+Cr23+S4
Fe WüstiteFeO
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe CoheniteFe3C
Fe Haxonite(Fe,Ni)23C6
Fe IronFe
NiNickel
Ni Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Ni Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Ni Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
Ni Haxonite(Fe,Ni)23C6

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Cretaceous
66 - 145 Ma



ID: 3188596
Mesozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic-felsic mixed volcanic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Krinov, E. L. (1966) Giant Meteorites. Pergamon Press: New York.
H. J. Axon, J. Kinder, C. W. Haworth and J. W. Horsfield (1981) Carlsbergite, CrN, in Troilite, FeS, of the Sikhote Alin Meteoritic Iron. Mineralogical Magazine 44:107-109.
Grady, M. M. (2000) Catalogue of Meteorites (5/e). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, New York, Oakleigh, Madrid, Cape Town. 690 pages.

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