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Kulak
Basic information Name: Kulak
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1961
Country: Pakistan
Mass:help 454 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 52  (1974)  L5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5969 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [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 52:
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FALL OF THE KULAK, PAKISTAN, STONY METEORITE

Name: KULAK

Synonym: Kalak

Place of fall: At the village of Kulak, near Qilla Abdullah, district of Quetta-Pishin, West Pakistan.

30°43'52"N, 66°48'8"E.

Date of fall: March 25, 1961, at 5:30 p.m. (West Pakistan Standard Time).

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5).

Number of individual specimens: 2

Total weight: One specimen of 454 g and one of approximately equal size that has since been lost.

Circumstances of fall: Two stones were collected, one having fallen at the east of the village and the other at the west. There were no reports of sound or light effects produced by the fall. The one remaining stone is with the Geological Survey of Pakistan, and an 85g specimen from it is in the British Museum (Natural History).

Source: A. L. Graham. 1973. The Kulak Meteorite - An L5 Fall.Meteoritics 8, 181-183.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 52, Meteoritics 9, 101-121 (1974)
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Geography:

Pakistan
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (30° 43' 52"N, 66° 48' 8"E)
     Recommended::   (30° 43' 52"N, 66° 48' 8"E)

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     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Baluchistan, Pakistan
     This is 1 of 16 approved meteorites from Pakistan (plus 1 unapproved name)
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Synonyms: Kalak (In NHM Cat)

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