Iron meteorite, IIIAB, fine octahedrite
Altay territory, Slavgorod Region, Yarov, Russia
Find: May 1991
TKW: 10.7 kg (one mass)
Fullslice, one side polished and etched, reverse side etched: 166.0 g
The Yarovoye iron meteorite was found near the streambed of a river while plowing virgin soil in May 1991 on the outskirts of the Yarovoye settlement. The mass weighed 10.7 kg, of which ~2.250 kg are kept at the Vernadsky Institute while the remaining 8.4 kg were distributed to museums and to the collector’s market. The meteorite features a beautiful Widmannstätten pattern with a bandwith of 0.2 – 1 mm. As can be seen at the slice pictured, the etched surface also shows a number of schreibersite inclusions. Dimensions of the fullslice are approx. 13.5 x 11.0 x 0.3 cm.