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Tauti
Basic information Name: Tauti
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1937
Country: Romania
Mass:help 21 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 56  (1979)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11322 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Revised 4 Jul 2020: Corrected location
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Writeup from MB 56:
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FALL OF THE TAUTI, ROMANIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: TAUTI

Place of fall: Tauti, Oradea, Romania

46°43'N., 23°30'E.

Date of fall: July or August, 1937.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).

Number of individual

specimens: 3

Total weight: 21 kg

Circumstances of fall: After three explosions and a bright bolide, a 20 kg stone fell at Tauti and two other stones of about 0.5 kg each fell at Gura Suvelului, about 6 km south of Tauti.

Source: H. Savu, 1959. Meteoritul pietros de la Tauti (1937). Studii si cercetari de Geologie 2, 273-280.


Writeup from MB 109:
Tauti: corrected location

Lüttge-Pop et al. (2013) present corrected information on the fall coordinates as 46°17'N, 21°55'E .
Bibliography:
  • Lüttge-Pop D., Andrei R.J., and Har N. (2013) Historical Romanian meteorites: emendations of official catalogue records. Studia UBB Geologia, 58(2), 41-45 . (link)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 56, Meteoritics 14, 161-175 (1979)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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Geography:

Romania
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (46° 43'N, 23° 30'E)
     Recommended::   (46° 17'N, 21° 55'E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 130.7 km apart

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Arad, Romania
     This is 1 of 10 approved meteorites from Romania (plus 2 unapproved names)
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