Find / Fall: Find – 1967
Location: Magadanskaya oblast’, Russia
Classification: Pallasite, PGM
Total Known Weight: 323.3 kg
The Seymchan meteorite is classified as a Pallasite but some specimens are all iron and are called Seymchan Siderite.
The Seymchan meteorite was found in 1967 in Magadanskaya oblast’, Russia. The original two pieces discovered were sequestered in museums. However, several years ago exploration of the find area has resulted in a signification number of additional masses being found. While many masses have olivine crystals characteristic of it’s Pallasite classification, other pieces are nearly solid metal. This Seymchan Siderite meteorite is very attractive when etched.