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Vetluga
Basic information Name: Vetluga
     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 750 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 55  (1978)  Achondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Eucrite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite-mmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-mmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 165 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-mmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
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Writeup from MB 55:
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FALL OF THE VETLUGA, USSR, STONY METEORITE

Name: VETLUGA (Betyra)

Place of fall: 7 km distant from the town Vetluga, Gorky district, USSR.

57°48'N., 45°48'E.

Date of fall: February 27, 1949, day time.

Class and type: Stone. Achondrite.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 750 g

Circumstances of fall: A meteorite fell in forest 80 m from south shore of Bobrovo lake. No atmospheric flight was observed. The meteorite is kept in the Vetluga Museum.

Source: N.P. Denissov. See Meteoritika No. 37, 1978.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 55, Meteoritics 13, 327-352 (1978)
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Geography:

Russia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (57° 48'N, 45° 48'E)
     Recommended::   (57° 48'N, 45° 48'E)

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Nizhegorodskaya oblast', Russia (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 138 approved meteorites from Russia (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 19 impact craters)
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