Lieksa meteorite included in the geological collections of Luomus

In 2017 Pekka Vallimies, a resident of the Finnish town of Lieksa, found a meteorite while picking mushrooms. The Geological Survey of Finland confirmed that the discovery was the first iron meteorite found in Finland.

Published on 29 May 2018, Photo: Jenny Mujunen

The Lieksa meteorite assumed its place in the national collections in May 2018, as Vallimies presented his discovery to the Finnish Museum of Natural History Luomus. The characteristics of this rare iron meteorite will be surveyed in a range of further studies, to be conducted collaboratively within a broad research network.

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