‘Lieksa’ (prov.) meteorite (IAB) ?

Finnish Geologian tutkimuskeskus (GTK) announced the finding of a 238.3-gram iron meteorite (IAB, 66 mm) by Pekka Vallimies on 30 May 2017 while looking for mushrooms (Gyromitra esculenta) in Löpönvaara, ~10 km NNE of Lieksa, North Karelia, Finnland.

Information have been submitted to the Nomenclature Committee of the Meteoritical Society and the name ‘Lieksa’ (prov.) has been requested.

Press release (7 September 2017)

‘Lieksa’ (prov.)

Näin Lieksan löytö varmistui GTK:lla rautameteoriitiksi (PDF)