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Bohumilitz   contributed by jnmczurich, IMCA 2391   MetBul Link

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1.15 kg. 292 x 159 x 5.5 mm.   Iron, IAB-MG

TKW 59 kg. Fall not observed. Found 1829, Jihocesky, Czech Republic.


jnmczurich writes:
Bohumilitz is a famous Czech Republic iron meteorite find from 1829. Classification: IAB-MG, Og 1.9 mm, Ni content 7.2-7.3 weight %.

Two full slices (2.33 kg + 2.59 kg) were cut-off from the Bohumilitz main mass in 1997. The second slice (2.59 kg) was split in two thinner slices. One of the thinner slices is now 1.15kg (292m x 159 x 5.5 mm, see pictures). The large inclusion contains Graphite, Troilite, Schreibersite and little Silicate. The remaining main mass is now about 32 kg.

From MetBase 7.2:
Information Metbase 7.2: A mass of about 52kg was found near Bohumilitz Castle, Verh. Ges. vaterl. Mus. Prag, 1830, 8, p.15, 26, Edinburgh J. Sci., 1830, 3, (6, new ser.), p.310. A second mass of 962g was found near Bohumilitz in 1899, and a third mass of 5850g was found in 1925 at Vyskovice. References, V.F.Buchwald, Handbook of Iron Meteorites, Univ. of California, 1975, p.334. This meteorite may have fallen on 1 January, 1770, J.V.Zelikzo, Prehled mineralu jiznich Czech, Vodnany, Bohemia, 1936, (M.A.6-392), but is too heavily weathered for this to be the case, V.F.Buchwald [loc. cit.], A.L.Graham et al., Cat. Met., 1985, p.76. Be-10 data, cosmic-ray exposure and terrestrial age, C.Chang and H.Wänke, Meteorite Research, ed. P.M.Millman, D.Reidel, Dordrecht-Holland, 1969, p.397. Classification and analysis, 7.37% Ni, 75.3 ppm Ga, 264 ppm Ge, 1.8 ppm Ir, J.T.Wasson, Icarus, 1970, 12, p.407. Nitrogen abundance, E.K.Gibson and C.B.Moore, GCA, 1971, 35, p.877. New analysis, B.G.Choi et al., GCA, 1995, 59, p.593. Abundances and isotopic composition of noble gases in metal and graphite, T.Maruoka et al., MAPS, 2001, 36, p.597. New classification: a main group member of the IAB complex, J.T.Wasson and G.W.Kallemeyn, GCA, 2002, 66, p.2445.

Photo credit to SV meteorites (pictures of main mass and cut-off front slice (2.33 kg), photos taken in Jan 2018).

Photo credit to K. Tucek, Catalogue of the Collection of Meteorites of the National Museum Prague, Plate VI (1968)
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Woreczko Jan
 3/6/2018 9:27:32 AM
Beautiful slice! Thank you.
 3/3/2018 5:00:26 PM
Thanks for helping people find the info they need. Great stuff as always. Keep up the great work!!!
Bernd Pauli
 3/3/2018 7:53:22 AM
Wow, what a gigantic slice/slab !!! MARUOKA T. et al. (2001) Abundance and isotopic composition of noble gases in metal and graphite of the Bohumilitz IAB iron meteorite (MAPS 36-5, 2001, pp. 597-609).

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