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Chinga meteorite

Chinga meteorite

C037/1687

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DIRK WIERSMA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DIRK WIERSMA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

The Chinga meteorite came down in the area of the Chinge river in the Tuva province of Southern Russia, near the Mongolian border. It is an iron (83 %) meteorite with a relatively high content of nickel (16, 6 %), a type of meteorite known as an achondrite. Actual height of this fragment is 14 cm.

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