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Basic information Name: Bukhara
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 2001
Country: Uzbekistan
Mass:help 5.3 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  CV3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 612 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Writeup from MB 89:



Fall 2001, July 9, 4.00 hrs (or July 8, 23.00 UT)

Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

One stone, weighing 5.3 kg, fell in a field, 15 km away from the Bukhara city. A shepherd saw the fall and recovered the stone. Later his grandson learned about meteorites in school and remembered about the stone. He thought that it might be a meteorite, and reported about the stone to the Ulugh Beg Astronomical Institute of the Uzbek Academy of Sciences. Shuhrat A. Ehgamberdiev of the Institute sent a sample of the meteorite to the Vernadsky Institute in 2004. Mineralogy and classification (M.A. Ivanova Vernad., F. Brandstaetter NHMW). Fusion crust is well developed, dark gray. The meteorite consists of POP, PO, BO and PP chondrules, chondrule fragments, CAIs, and matrix. Matrix/chondrule ratio is 0.6; chondrule sizes vary from 0.2 to 2 mm, 0.6 mm in average. Chondrules of type I are most abundant. Minor phases are plagioclase, nepheline, jadeite, kamacite (Ni – 5.4 wt%, Co – 0.09 wt%), taenite (up to 47 wt% Ni), sulfides, mostly troilite.  Olivine, Fa0.9-60; Al2O3 – 0.2 wt%, Cr2O3 – 0.2 wt%, CaO – 0.2 wt%, (mean values), pyroxenes are present as orthopyroxene - Fs1-11Wo0.6-3.6 , Al2O3 up to 8 wt%, pigeonite – Fs1.7-11Wo5.2-11, Al2O3 up to 4 wt%, augite - Fs1.4 – 9 Wo34-42, Al2O3 up to 12 wt%, and fassaite – Fs0.3-1.5Wo46-57, Al2O3 - 17 wt%, TiO2 - 15 wt%. Petrological type, 3; shock stage, S1; weathering grade, W1. Specimens:  type specimen, 320.3 g, and a thin section, Vernad; main mass with Sh.A. Ehgamberdiev in the Ulugh Beg Astronomical Institute of the Uzbec Academy of Sciences, Uzbekistan.

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Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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     This is the only approved meteorite from Bukhara, Uzbekistan
     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Uzbekistan
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