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Kunya-Urgench
Basic information Name: Kunya-Urgench
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1998
Country: Turkmenistan
Mass:help 1.1 t
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9428 approved meteorites (plus 11 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 83:

Kunya-Urgench

Dashkhowus Velayat, Turkmenistan

Fell 1998 June 20, 17:25 local time

Ordinary chondrite (H5)

A large bolide was observed by people in several villages, and a loud whistling followed by a crashing noise was heard. A large mass impacted 30–50 m from several farmers in a cotton field, creating a 6 m wide, 4 m deep crater. A single stone weighing ~900 kg was recovered from the crater, and 1000–1100 kg was recovered in total.  Mineralogy and classification (O. Odekov, Turk; S. Muhamed­nazarov, NHCT; A. Ivanov, Vernad): olivine, Fa18.0; pyroxene, Fs15.9. Specimens: type specimens, NHCT, Vernad; main mass, Turk. This meteorite is also known by the name Saparmurat Turkmenbashy.

Institutions
   and collections
Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
NHCT: National Hydrometeorological Committee of Turkmenistan, Azady Str. 81, Ashgabat 744000, Turkmenistan (institutional address)
Turk: Scientific Research Geological Prospective Institute of State Corporation, "Turkmengeology", Magtymduly Str. 81, Ashgabat 744000, Turkmenistan (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)
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Geography:

Turkmenistan
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (42° 15'N, 59° 12'E)
     Recommended::   (42° 15'N, 59° 12'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Tashauz, Turkmenistan
     This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites from Turkmenistan
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Synonymshelp: Saparmurat Turkmenbashy (In NHM Cat)

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