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Basic information Name: Krasnodar
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: Russia
Mass:help 2.04 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 91  (2007)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6705 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 28 Mar 2007
Writeup from MB 91:

Krasnodar                                 45°0020.5′′N, 39°1218.7′′E

Krasnodar, Russia

Find: 16 September 2006

Ordinary chondrite (L5)

History: One stone of the meteorite was found by K. I. Koval, 20 km east of Krasnodar city at the bottom of the Krasnodar water reservoir, when it was exposed during seasonal low water. The meteorite broke into three pieces during excavation. One sample of the meteorite was given to the meteorite collection of the Russian Academy of Sciences by the Russian Society of Meteoritical Admires.

Physical characteristics: The meteorite weighing 2040 g is covered in approximately 25% black and shiny fusion crust. Another surface was covered by iron hydroxides and terrestrial carbonates.

Petrography: (M. A. Ivanova, Vernad) The meteorite has a chondritic texture and contains about 80% BO, PO, POP, and PP chondrules ranging in size from 0.02 to 1.0 mm in apparent diameter with poorly defined boundaries. The meteorite contains olivine, pyroxene, Fe,Ni metal, and sulfides.

Mineral compositions and geochemistry: (M. A. Ivanova, Vernad) Olivine (Fa25.4), orthopyroxene (Fs23.1Wo1.2).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5); S3, W1.

Type specimen: A total of 246 g and one thin section are on deposit at Vernad. K. I. Koval holds the main mass.

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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. 91, MAPS 42, 413-466 (2007)
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     Recommended::   (45° 0' 20"N, 39° 12' 19"E)

     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Krasnodarskiy kray, Russia
     This is 1 of 148 approved meteorites from Russia (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 19 impact craters)
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