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Kunashak
Basic information Name: Kunashak
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1949
Country: Russia
Mass:help 200 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 6  (1957)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9723 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7), L chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites
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Writeup from MB 6:
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KUNASHAK, Kunashak district, Cheljabinsk region, RSFSR; 0614,558.

Fall June 11, 1949, 8:14 local time.

Stone; chondrite.

A meteorite shower, about 20 specimens, total weight over 200 kg.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 6, Moscow (1957)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Don Edwards   
Fersman Mineralogical Museum. Russian Academy of Sciences   
Mark Bostick   
Mile High Meteorite   
Photos uploaded by members of the Encyclopedia of Meteorites.
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Argus Rocks   
David L. Ribeca   
Gabriel Gonçalves Silva   
Jean-Michel Masson      
Jim K   
MeteoriteCollector.org - AMNH - New York   
MeteoriteCollector.org - FCOM - Russ Finney   
Michel Girard   
Robert Zdancewicz   
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Woreczko Jan & Wadi   
Geography:

Russia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (55° 47'N, 61° 22'E)
     Recommended::   (55° 47'N, 61° 22'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Chelyabinskaya oblast', Russia
     This is 1 of 139 approved meteorites from Russia (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 19 impact craters)
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Synonyms: Kunaschak (In NHM Cat)
Kunischak (In NHM Cat)

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