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Misshof
Basic information Name: Misshof
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1890
Country: Latvia
Mass:help 5.8 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11988 approved meteorites (plus 23 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)
Comments: Revised 13 Jan 2024: corrected coordinates
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 113:
Misshof: revised location

Dmitrijs Vorobjovs notes that more accurate coordinates for the Misshof fall are given in Doss Bruno (1891). The correct location is 56°41'N, 24°18.5'E.
Bibliography:
  • Doss Bruno J.E. (1891) Der Meteorit von Misshof vom 29. März/10. April 1890. Arbeiten des Naturforscher-Vereins zu Riga, Heft 7, 1891, s. 1-90 (link)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 113, in preparation (2024)
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Don Edwards   
Mike Bandli   
Peter Marmet   
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Dmitrijs Vorobjovs   
Gerald Armstrong   
Woreczko Jan & Wadi   
Geography:

Latvia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (56° 40'N, 23° 0'E)
     Recommended::   (56° 41' 0"N, 24° 18' 30"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 80.2 km apart

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     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Latvia (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonymshelp: Baldohn (In NHM Cat)
Mittel-Stuhre (In NHM Cat)

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