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Basic information Name: Konovo
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1931
Country: Bulgaria
Mass:help 90 g
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Stone
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  OC
Recommended:  LL5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 3207 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as LL5.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Revised 18 Dec 2020: Updated state/province
Writeup from MB 100:
Konovo, updated information provided by J. Gattacceca, CEREGE and V. Dekov, USof.

Konovo        42°32’N,  26°10’E

Burgas, Bulgaria

Fell: 1931 May 26

Classification: Ordinary chondrite

History: The fall was accompanied by light and sonic effects and smoke trace in the sky. The meteorite trajectory was from east to west. The witnesses heard two echoing shocks. The fall took place at 2:03 am. A single stone was found in the backyard of Mr. Panayot Sevkov in Konevo village. It was broken into several pieces. The main piece came to the Mineralogy Museum of the University of Sofia through E. Koen.

Physical characteristics: A single stone of about 90 g was found.

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Chondritic texture with diffuse chondrule boundaries.

Geochemistry: Mineral compositions and chemistry: Olivine Fa 28.4±0.2 (n=5), Orthopyroxene Fs 23.5±0.2, Wo 1.7±0.1 (n=5).

Classification: LL5, W0

Specimens: 1.47 g at USof. One polished section at CEREGE. This is the only material remaining from the original sample. The fate of the other pieces is unknown.

   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
USof: Museum of Mineralogy, Petrology and Ore Deposits; Department of Mineralogy, Petrology and Ore Deposits; University of Sofia; 15, Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd.; 1000 Sofia; Bulgaria, Bulgaria (institutional address; updated 21 May 2012)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (42° 31'N, 26° 10'E)
     Recommended::   (42° 31'N, 26° 10'E)

     This is the only approved meteorite from Sliven, Bulgaria
     This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites from Bulgaria
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Synonymshelp: Konevo (Mentioned in Dimov 1975)

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