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Name

SIKHOTE-ALIN

StatusConfirmed
Country Russia
CoordinatesLat. N 4609'05" Long.E 13439'28"
Diameter km 0.027
Age Ma or date 12 Feb. 1947
Synonyms Sichote-Alinsk, Ussuri Fall
Remarks Meteorite Sikhote Alin (iron IIB, coarce oct.). Huge fireball hit the ground in Sikhote Alin mountains in Eastern Siberia. More than 70 tons of iron ain down at taiga forest. Biggest found individual iron was 1745 kg in weight. There is 158 craters and impact pits larger than 2 meters in the site.

Coordinates checked in April 2014. Coordinates are near the largest crater.
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References
CoM 1985 Graham, Bevan and Hutchison, ''Catalogue of Meteorites'', 4th Edition, (1985).
Hodge 1994 Hodge, Paul W., ''Meteorite craters and impact structures of the Earth'', book, 122 pp, Cambridge University Press (1994)
Krinov 1966 Krinov E.L., ''Giant Meteorites'', Pergamon Press (1966)
Zaslavskaya 1968 Zaslavskaya N.I., Meteoritika, vol.28, p.142 (1968)
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