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Kakowa
Basic information Name: Kakowa
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1858
Country: Romania
Mass:help 577 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11338 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Revised 4 Jul 2020: corrected coordinates
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Writeup from MB 109:
Kakowa: corrected location

Lüttge-Pop et al. (2013) present corrected information on the fall coordinates as 45 ̊ 7’N, 21 ̊ 35’E.
Bibliography:
  • Lüttge-Pop D., Andrei R.J., and Har N. (2013) Historical Romanian meteorites: emendations of official catalogue records. Studia UBB Geologia, 58(2), 41-45 . (link)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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Svend Buhl   
Geography:

Romania
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (45° 8'N, 21° 40'E)
     Recommended::   (45° 7'N, 21° 35'E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 6.8 km apart

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     This is the only approved meteorite from Caras-Severin, Romania
     This is 1 of 10 approved meteorites from Romania (plus 2 unapproved names)
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Synonymshelp: Cacova (In NHM Cat)
Kakova (In NHM Cat)

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