Seymchan History

Name: Seymchan
Location: Magadan District
Type: Pallasite

The meteorite has been found in a brook-bed flowing into the river of Hekandue, a left tributary of the river of 

Jasachnaja of the Magadan district, USSR. A 300 kilogram specimen was found in June of 1967. The larger specimen 

has been found by the geologist F. A. Mednikov during a geological survey. The meteorite hardly seen was lying among 

the stones of the brook-bed. The smaller specimen was found at a distance of 20 m from the first one by I. H. Markov 

with a mine detector in october 1967. The main mass was turned to the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. A total of 

                                        about 351 kilograms was recovered.

This meteorite was published in the Meteoritical Society Bulletin No. 43
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