52.5 kg meteorite kept in Khuvsgul Museum

Art & Culture
Author : B.Misheel misheel@montsame.gov.mn 2018-05-18 16:10:15
Khuvsgul /MONTSAME/ On the occasion of the International Museum Day Khuvsgul aimag Local Museum presents rare collections of its treasures to the public free of charge.

A meteorite weighing 52.5 kilograms found in the place called Altgana in Tunel soum, Khuvsgul aimag is one of attractive exhibits. It was brought to the museum by local citizen S.Gendenjav in 1956. The meteorite was examined by scientists and identified as aerosiderite (meteorite composed mainly of iron), said the museum researcher M.Odmaa.

The museum was established in 1967 and has three halls with more than 4200 exhibits.

B.Misheel