The Seymkhan Meteorite was found in 1967 in 2 parts in the riverbed of Hekandue, a side arm of the Yazaknaya River in the Russian province of Magadan. First, the larger piece of about 300 kg was discovered by the geologist F. A. Mednikov. The smaller fragment of approx. 51 kg was then found during a search by means of a metal detector. The main mass of the meteorite is now in the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow.
The Seymchan Meteorite is characterized by a beautiful combination of Widmanstätten figures and Neumann lines.
Shape: Gorgeour partial disc
with dark green olivines,
beautiful Widmanstätten figures
and Neumann lines.
Weight: Approx. 24.4 g
Dimensions: Approx. 40 x 40 x 3 mm
- Nombre d’objets
- Minéral principal / Nom météorite
- Météorite Seymchan
- Forme minérale / Type météorite
- 3×40×40 mm
- 24.4 g
- Origine (région / ville)
- Origine (pays)