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Pavel
Basic information Name: Pavel
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1966
Country: Bulgaria
Mass:help 2.97 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 36  (1966)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10851 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)
Comments: Revised 18 Dec 2020: Corrected state/province
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Writeup from MB 36:
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FALL OF PAVEL STONY METEORITE, BULGARIA

Name: PAVEL.

The place of fall or discovery: Some hundreds metres of the village of Pavel, Northern Bulgaria; φ = 43°28' N, λ = 25°31' E.

Date of fall or discovery: FALL, February 28, 1966, 14 hrs UT.

Class and type: STONY, chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 2.

Total weight: 2968.15 gr. including an individual sample weighing 2962 gr and a fragment of the other sample weighing 6.15 gr.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: Villagers working on the field heard a crash similar to a thunderstorm. One of the witnesses heard two peals. Some of them saw a dust trail directed from west to east. Then a boom and a very strong whistle followed which ended with a fall of a meteorite. The larger sample fell in the distance of several metres of the witnesses and it made a hole of irregular shape inclined from west to east and 30-35 cm deep in the arable soil. The soil was scattered around the hole in a radius of about 0.5 m. The meteorite has an irregular polyhedral form and it is all covered with a fusion crust and it has well developed regmaglypts. The meteorite is preserved at the Astronomical Observatory of the Sofia University (Bulgaria).

Source: Report of Prof. N. I. Bonev (Sofia, Bulgaria) in a letter, March 14, 1966.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 36, Moscow (1966) reprinted Met. 5, 85-109 (1970)
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Geography:

Bulgaria
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (43° 28'N, 25° 31'E)
     Recommended::   (43° 28'N, 25° 31'E)

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria
     This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites from Bulgaria
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