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Genichesk
Basic information Name: Genichesk
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1927
Country: Ukraine
Mass:help 531 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 55  (1978)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5-6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5/6
Recommended:  L5/6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 175 approved meteorites classified as L5/6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 55:
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DISCOVERY AND SUPPOSED FALL OF THE GENICHESK, USSR, STONY METEORITE

Name: GENICHESK (RENUYECK)

Place of find: Near Genichesk town, Kherson district, USSR.
46°42'N., 32°36'E.

Date of find: 10-15 August 1927.

Class and type: Stone. Chondrite.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 531 g

Circumstances of find: The meteorite was discovered by C.F. Nikulin on a smooth surface of a cultivated field, 3-4 km W of Genichesk town. One or two weeks previously a nearly stationary fireball was observed at a dis­tance of 1-1.5 km from the place of fall at an angular elevation of about 100 above the horizon. The fireball was as bright as the full moon and after 1-2 secs it fragmented into sparks. No sound was heard.

Source: A letter of C.F. Nikulin from Genichesk. R.L. Khotinok, Meteoritika 37, 1978.

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

Ukraine
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (46° 42'N, 32° 36'E)
     Recommended::   (46° 42'N, 32° 36'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Kherson, Ukraine
     This is 1 of 44 approved meteorites from Ukraine (plus 7 impact craters)
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