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Basic information Name: Pribram
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1959
Country: Czech Republic
Mass:help 5.56 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 15  (1959)  Stone
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)
Writeup from MB 15:
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Name: LUHY.

The place of fall or discovery: village of Luhy near the town of Pribram, 25 km to the southwest of Prague, Czechoslovakia.

Date of fall or discovery: FALL, April 7, 1959. 19 hrs 30 min World Time.

Class and type:  STONE.

The number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 4.5 kg.

The circumstances of the fall or discovery: The fall of the meteorite was accompanied by the flight of a bright bolide, observed in the Western part of Czechoslovakia. The locality was lit up over a distance of 50 km. At a height of about 13 km the bolide split into several parts. One powerful and several weak claps and rumbling were heard. The meteorite was found at approximately 300 metres from the projection of the traje­ctory of the bolide; it entered the plough land to a depth of 20 cm, bounced and fell at a distance of 30 cm.  The stone found is covered on all sides by dull black fusion crust.

Source: Communication of May 5 received by E.L. Krinov from Drs. Z.Ceplecha, J.Raichl and L. Sehnal (Ondrjeov, Astronomical Institute) and of May 15, 1959,from Dr. R. Simon (Prague).

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 15, Moscow (1959)
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Czech Republic
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (49° 40'N, 14° 2'E)
     Recommended::   (49° 40'N, 14° 2'E)

     This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites from Stredocesky, Czech Republic
     This is 1 of 27 approved meteorites from Czech Republic (plus 1 unapproved name)
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