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Morasko meteorite, Poznań, Wielkopolskie, Poland

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 52° 28' 59'' North , 16° 55' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 52.48333,16.91667
GeoHash:G#: u3k48fq3d
Locality type:Meteorite Fall Location
Meteorite Class:IAB-MG iron meteorite
Meteoritical Society Class:Iron, IAB-MG
Metbull:View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate

Octahedrite coarse grain IIICD or IAB group showing strong reheating effects. Eight associated impact craters are estimated to be about 3500-5000 years old. The meteorite was first discovered in 1914. In 2006, a 164 kg was found. In 2012 a 262 kg fragment was recovered. Many meteorites from outside the preserve have also been found.

Morasko represents the largest meteorite shower in Central Europe.

The Morasko meteorite nature reserve can be visited.

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42 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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0 - 66 Ma

ID: 3185279
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

2.588 - 23.03 Ma

ID: 3146245
Neogene undifferentiated

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

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Cervelle, B., Gaspérin, M., Jeanrot, R., Sandrea, A. (1974) Morasko (Poland) iron meteorite fragment. Bulletin de la Société Francaise de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie: 97: 40-47 (in French).
Stankowski, W. (2001) 14C and TL dating as a method of establishing the origin of kettle-like hollows. Geochronometria: 20: 103-106.
Karwowski, Ł., Pilski, A.S., Muszyński, A., Arnold, S., Notkin, G., Gurdziel, A. (2011) New finds in the Morasko meteorite preserve, Poland. Meteorites: 1: 21-28.
Muszyński, A., Kryza, R., Karwowski, Ł., Pilski, A.S., Muszyńska, J. (Eds.) (2012) Morasko: The largest meteorite shower in Central Europe. Bogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Poznań, Poland: 111 pp.
Czega, W. (2014) Neufunde von Grossmeteoriten bei dem holozänen Meteoritenkraterfeld von Morasko bei Posen/Poznan, Polen. Aufschluss: 65: 100-109 (in German).
Karwowski, Ł., Kusz, J., Muszyński, A., Kryza, R., Sitarz, M., Galuskin, E.V. (2015) Moraskoite, Na2Mg(PO4)F, a new mineral from the Morasko IAB-MG iron meteorite (Poland). Mineralogical Magazine: 79: 387-398.
Gurdziel, A., Karwowski, Ł. (2016) Reevesyt i jarosyt–nowe wtórne fazy w meteorycie Morasko. Acta Societatis Metheoriticae Polonorum: 7: 27-35.
Karwowski Ł., Kryza R., Muszyński A., Kusz J., Helios K., Drożdżewski P., Galuskin E.V. (2016) Czochralskiite, Na4Ca3Mg(PO4)4, a second new mineral from the Morasko IAB-MG iron meteorite (Poland). European Journal of Mineralogy: 28: 969-977.

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