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Basic information Name: Ulyanovsk
     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 4.68 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 93  (2008)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10280 approved meteorites (plus 18 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 1 Jan 2008
Revised 4 Aug 2008: final writeup
Writeup from MB 93:

Ulyanovsk                           54°21'53.81''N, 48°35'29.21''E

Ulyanovsk, Russia

Find: 24 May 2006

Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: One stone of the meteorite was found by S. G. Bildzyukevich in the Zavolzhsky District of Ulyanovsk, in a vacant lot near the intersection of Antonov and Ulyanovsky Avenues. A part of the meteorite was sticking out of the ground by ~2 cm and was thus polished by tires of cars going to the nearby repair shop. A sample of the meteorite was given to the meteorite collection of the Russian Academy of Sciences by members of the Russian Society of Meteoritical Admirers, D. A. Kazakov and Dr. A. K. Stanyukovich.

Physical characteristics: One 4680 g sample with a polyhedron shape, 16 × 16 × 12 cm in size. The surface was slightly covered by iron hydroxides.

Petrography: (Lorenz C. A., Ivanova M. A., Vernad.) The meteorite contains olivine, pyroxene, FeNi-metal, sulfides, chromites and abundant (~80%) chondrules and their fragments. The chondrules range in size from 0.2 to 0.7 mm in apparent diameter to 0.3 mm. The chondrule margins are not clear and the meteorite contains a large variation in the textural types of chondrules including BO, PO, POP, and PP.

Geochemistry: (Ivanova M. A., Vernad.) Olivine (Fa17.9) and orthopyroxene (Fs16.1Wo1.2).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5); S3, W2.

Type specimens: A total of 960 g of sample and one thin section are on deposit at Vernad. D. A. Kazakov, A. K. Stanyukovich, and S. P. Vasiliev hold the main mass.

Submitted by: M. Ivanova, Vernad.

Data from:
  Table 9
  Line 2:
State/Prov/County:Ulyanovska, Russia
Mass (g):4680
Type spec mass (g):960
   and collections
Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 93, MAPS 43, 571-632 (2008)
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     Recommended::   (54° 21' 54"N, 48° 35' 29"E)

     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Ul'yanovskaya oblast', Russia
     This is 1 of 149 approved meteorites from Russia (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 19 impact craters)
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