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Kandahar (Afghanistan)
Basic information Name: Kandahar (Afghanistan)
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1959
Country: Afghanistan
Mass:help 299 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 19  (1960)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11574 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)
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Writeup from MB 19:
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FALL OF KANDAHAR STONY METEORITE, AFGANISTAN

Name: KANDAHAR.

The place of fall or discovery: near Kandahar, Afganistan.

Date of fall or discovery: FALL., November 1959.

Class and type: STONY, chondrite.

The number of individual specimens: ?

Total weight: ?

The circumstances of the fall or discovery: ?

Source: A letter from Dr. J. Geiss of Bern to E.L. Krinov dated July 22, 1960.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 19, Moscow (1960)
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Geography:

Afghanistan
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (31° 36'N, 65° 47'E)
     Recommended::   (31° 36'N, 65° 47'E)

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     This is the only approved meteorite from Quandahar, Afghanistan
     This is the only approved meteorite from Afghanistan (plus 1 unapproved name)
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