The pseudometeorite Angara
Article first published online: 20 MAY 2013
© The Meteoritical Society, 2013.
Meteoritics & Planetary Science
Volume 48, Issue 6, pages 1091–1095, June 2013
How to Cite
Pedersen, H. (2013), The pseudometeorite Angara. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 48: 1091–1095. doi: 10.1111/maps.12121
- Issue published online: 13 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 20 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 APR 2013
- Manuscript Received: 9 JAN 2013
Several pallasites are known to have formed strewn fields with multiple fragments. Therefore, it seems possible that the famous Krasnojarsk pallasite—the Pallas Iron of 687 kg—could have been accompanied by one or more additional fragments that had not been recovered due to incomplete observations from the overgrown and remote place of fall. During a survey for literature accounts of distant fragments in such a hypothetical strewn field, a report of native iron was found, dating to 1847. The fragments of nickel-free iron—amounting to at least a few kg—had been recovered 1836–1843 during placer gold mining north of the Angara River. The position of these finds is coincident with Burovaya, Murozhna, and Uderei, the three known fragments of the pseudometeorite Angara, all collected in 1885.