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Tsarev
Basic information Name: Tsarev
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1968
Country: Russia
Mass:help 1.23 t
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 59  (1981)  L5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5882 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as L5.   [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 59:
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FALL OF THE TSAREV, USSR, STONY METEORITE

Name: TSAREV

Place of fall: Near Tsarev village, Volgograd district, USSR.

48°42'N., 45°42'E.

Date of fall: December 6, 1922, 0700 hrs (?), found 1968, recognized 1979.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5).

Number of individual

specimens: 28

Total weight: 1131.7 kg

Circumstances of find: Found in fields, the first few specimens were found by B.G. Nikiforov. The largest mass weighs 284 kg, the smallest 761 g. The greatest distance between the find sites was 6.0 km.

Source: R.L. Khotinok, Committee on Meteorites, Academy of Sciences, Mos­cow, USSR.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 59, Meteoritics 16, 193-199 (1981)
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Geography:

Russia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (48° 42'N, 45° 42'E)
     Recommended::   (48° 42'N, 45° 42'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites from Volgogradskaya oblast', Russia
     This is 1 of 140 approved meteorites from Russia (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 19 impact craters)
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Synonyms: Tzarev (Misspelling in literature. Added by Ed Apr 2012)

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