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Peckelsheim
Basic information Name: Peckelsheim
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1953
Country: Germany
Mass:help 117.8 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 46  (1969)  Enst achon
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Diogenite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Diogenite-pm
Recommended:  Diogenite-pm    [explanation]

This is 1 of 37 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite-pm.   [show all]
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Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 46:
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FALL OF PECKELSHEIM STONY METEORITE, GFR

Name: PECKELSHEIM.

The place of fall or discovery: In the forest 3'/2 km east-north-east of Peckelsheim and 12 km north of Warburg, German Federal Republic; φ = 51°40' N, λ = 9°15'E.

Date of fall or discovery: FALL, March 3, 1953, about 14h 30m.

Class and type: STONY, enstatite achondrite, brecciated.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 117.8 g.

Circumstances of the fall discovery: The meteorite struck a bough of a tree and fell to the or feet of workers. Before falling of the meteorite the workers heard a whine similar to that of shell-splinter.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 46, Moscow (1969) reprinted Meteoritics 5, 85-109 (1970)
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Geography:

Germany
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (51° 40'N, 9° 15'E)
     Recommended::   (51° 40'N, 9° 15'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites from Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 52 approved meteorites from Germany (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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