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Kutais
Basic information Name: Kutais
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1977
Country: Russia
Mass:help 23 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 56  (1979)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10803 approved meteorites (plus 19 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 56:
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FALL OF THE KUTAIS, USSR, STONY METEORITE

Name: KUTAIS

Place of fall: Kutais village, Krasnodar district, USSR.

44° 31'N., 39° 18'E.

Date of fall: November 28, 1977, 0800 hrs.

Class and type: Stone. Chondrite.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 23.04 g

Circumstances of fall: An object fell with a loud whistling noise and struck damp ground 1.5 m from Mr. Kornijenko. No bolide was seen. The stone arrived at the Committee on Meteorites in April, 1978.

Source: Smithsonian Institution SEAN Bulletin, 1978, 3, No. 6, 10. Dr. A.N. Simonenko, Committee on Meteorites, Academy of Sciences, Moscow, USSR.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 56, Meteoritics 14, 161-175 (1979)
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Geography:

Russia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (44° 31'N, 39° 18'E)
     Recommended::   (44° 31'N, 39° 18'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Krasnodarskiy kray, Russia
     This is 1 of 150 approved meteorites from Russia (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 19 impact craters)
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