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Sivas
Basic information Name: Sivas
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1989
Country: Turkey
Mass:help 40 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  H6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5666 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [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 88:

Sivas

Sivas, Turkey

Fell 1989 September 30 16:00 local time

Ordinary Chondrite (H6)

A single 40 kg stone was seen to fall by local farmers near the small village of Seyhhalil and recovered by members of the Sivas University Geology Department. Classification (M. Higgins, U. Quebec at Chicoutimi): Olivine Fa17.4-20.0, mean Fa18.8, Opx Fs16.2-17.5, mean Fs16.7, Plagioclase Ab80-87, mean Ab83.2. Chondrules (~30%) are poorly defined. Shock stage S2, Weathering grade W0.  Specimens: type specimen and main mass, 40 kg, Natural History Museum, MTA, Ankara, Turkey.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Turkey
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     Recommended::   (39° 49' 29"N, 36° 8' 9"E)

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     This is the only approved meteorite from Yozgat, Turkey
     This is 1 of 16 approved meteorites from Turkey (plus 4 unapproved names)
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