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Baszkówka
Basic information Name: Baszkówka
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1994
Country: Poland
Mass:help 15.5 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 78  (1995)  L5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5049 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 78:

Baszkówka

Warszawa, Poland

Fell 1994 August 25, 15:50 local time

Ordinary chondrite (L5)

The fall was observed by Halina Grodzki in the village Baszk6wka, 23 km SSW of Warszawa. A moment before she heard a sonic boom, she saw a movement on the surface of cultivated land, -200 m away from her. Krzysztof Grodzki located a circular area of fresh ground -2 m wide and recovered the stone from 25 cm under the surface. It is an oriented stone of 15.5 kg with radial regmaglypts on the "Brustseite" (Fig. 1). Classification and analysis: olivine Fa24.2; pyroxene Fs20.8; Frank Wlotzka, Max-Planck-Institut fur Chemie, D-55122 Mainz, Germany, and Marian Stepniewski and Jerzy Borucki, National Geological Institute, ul. Rakowiecka 4, 00975 Warszawa, Poland, where the main mass is also located. Information: Marian Stepniewski. See also Stepniewski (1995).

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 78, Meteoritics 30, 792-796 (1995)
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Geography:

Poland
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (52° 2' 0"N, 20° 56' 9"E)
     Recommended::   (52° 2' 0"N, 20° 56' 9"E)

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Warszawa, Poland (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 21 approved meteorites from Poland (plus 8 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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