Name: Seymchan. This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Weight: 45.1 g
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1967
Country: Magadanskaya oblast’, Russia
Total Mass: 323.3 kg
Stony-iron meteorites or siderolites are meteorites that consist of nearly equal parts of meteoric iron and silicates. This distinguishes them from the stony meteorites, that are mostly silicates, and the iron meteorites, that are mostly meteoric iron.
The Seymchan meteorite was found in 1967 in Magadanskaya oblast’, Russia. The original two pieces of the pallasite discovered were sequestered in museums. However, several years ago exploration of the find area has resulted in a signification number of additional Seymchan meteorite masses being found. While many masses have olivine crystals characteristic of it’s Pallasite classification, other pieces are nearly solid metal. These part slices show the beautiful olivine crystals.