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Usti Nad Orlici
Basic information Name: Usti Nad Orlici
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1963
Country: Czech Republic
Mass:help 1269 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 28  (1963)  Chondrite?
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10924 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)
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Writeup from MB 28:
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FALL OF ÚSTÍ NAD ORLICÍ, STONY METEORITE, CZECHOSLOVAKIA

Name: ÚSTÍ NAD ORLICÍ.

The place of fall, or discovery:  Ústí nad Orlicí, suburb of Kergartice, region of Gradez Kralove, Czechoslovakia.

Date of fall or discovery: FALL, June 12, 1963; 13h58m.

Class and type: STONY, chondrite?

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 5260 gr; the dimensions: 12 X 8 X 8 cm.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The meteorite fell in an orchard on rather hard black earth and formed a hole about 40 cm deep and about 30 cm in diameter. The fall of the meteorite was observed by M. Kolmenova (suburb of Kergartice). The meteoritic nature of the stone was determined by T. Sukhomel, director of the Ústí nad Orlicí high school and V. Fric, director of the regional public observatory in Gradez Kralove. From the observatory the meteorite was sent to the Mineralogical Department of the National Museum in Prague.

Source: Report of Dr. K. Tuchek (Prague, Czechoslovakie) in a letter, V1.28.1963.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 28, Moscow (1963)
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Geography:

Czech Republic
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (49° 58' 30"N, 16° 22' 30"E)
     Recommended::   (49° 58' 30"N, 16° 22' 30"E)

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Pardubický, Czech Republic
     This is 1 of 26 approved meteorites from Czech Republic (plus 1 unapproved name)
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Synonymshelp: Kerhartice (In NHM Cat)
Ustí nad Orlicí (From MetBase)

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