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Russel Gulch meteorite (IIIAB)

Russel Gulch, the first meteorite found in Colorado, was found in 1863 near Central City in Gilpin County, Colorado. It's a medium octahedrite (IIIAB) and weighs 13.15 kg. In the Handbook of Colorado Meteorites, Matt Morgan states that it "exhibits a 'bent' Widmanstatten pattern after etching".

For more details about this, go to its Meteoritical Bulletin page: Russel Gulch

Some photos of this meteorite are below.

Slice of Russel Gulch.
Photo © Don Edwards

Slice of Russel Gulch.
Photo © by its respective photographer.

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