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Ramsdorf
Basic information Name: Ramsdorf
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1958
Country: Germany
Mass:help 4.68 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 13  (1959)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9489 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
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 13:
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FALL OF THE METEORITE IN RAMSDORF, G F R

Name: RAMSDORF

The place of fall or discovery: Township of Ramsdorf, district of Borken, Munster, Westphalia, GFR; φ = 51°3l 'N; λ = 6°56' E of Greenwich.

Date of fall or discovery: FALL, July 26, 1958, 18 hr 30 min.

Class and type: STONY, chondrite.

The number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 4.682 kg.

The circumstances of fall or discovery: The meteorite fell from a clear sky and neither light nor percussion phenomena were observed. The fall was accompanied by a noise similar to that of propeller; it started and stopped suddenly. Shortly afterwards children and young people discovered steam rising from a tube-shaped depres­sion in the ground. The following morning the depression was excavated and at a depth of 40 cm. the meteorite was discovered. The depression had an eastward direction and an incline angle of about 30° to the vertical. The children broke the meteorite into five parts which match each other, thus making it possible to reestablish the original shape of the meteorite; it is polyhedral with rounded ribs and regmaglipts visible in places.

SOURCE: R. Mosebach, Der Gesteinsmeteorit von Ramsdorf. Natur und Volk, 88, NO. 10 329-338, 1958 and a letter sent by Prof. S. Hoffmeister to E.L. Krinov on January 26, 1959, and by Prof. E. Preuss on Febr. 13, 1959.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 13, Moscow (1959)
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Geography:

Germany
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (51° 53'N, 6° 56'E)
     Recommended::   (51° 53'N, 6° 56'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites from Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 51 approved meteorites from Germany (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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