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Podolkhovsky
Basic information Name: Podolkhovsky
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: Russia
Mass:help 648 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11525 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: Approved 23 Mar 2010
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Writeup from MB 99:

Podolkhovsky        49°40.13´N, 42°49.95´E

Volgograd Region, Russian Federation

Found: Oct 2007

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: A stone exposed on the top of soil was found by a person prospecting for antique coins using a metal detector.

Physical characteristics: The stone weighs 648 g and is partially covered by fusion crust. A piece of the stone was given to the meteorite collection of the Russian Academy of Sciences by members of the Russian Society of Meteoritical Admirers, S. A. Afanasiev, D. V. Kachalin, and Dr. A.K. Stanyukovich.

Petrography: (D. D.Badjukov, Vernad) Very poorly defined chondrules, olivine shows moderate mosaicism and has 2-3 systems of planar fractures, partially isotropic plagioclase.

Geochemistry: Mineral compositions: olivine (Fa23.8±0.4), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs19.8±0.4Wo1.6), high-Ca pyroxene (Fs7.3Wo43.9), plagioclase (Ab84.8Or4.6).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6), S4, W4.

Specimens: Type specimens: 134.2 g plus thin section, Vernad; main mass owned by the meteorite collectors.

Data from:
  MB99
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Volgograd Region
Date:Oct 2007
Latitude:49°40.13´N
Longitude:42°49.95´E
Mass (g):648
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):23.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.8
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6
Classifier:D.D. Badjukov, Vernad
Type spec mass (g):134.2
Type spec location:Vernad
Main mass:Afanasiev, Kachalin, Stanyukovich
Comments:Submitted by Dmitry D. Badjukov
Institutions
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Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
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Geography:

Russia
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (49° 40' 8"N, 42° 49' 57"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 9 approved meteorites from Volgogradskaya oblast', Russia
     This is 1 of 148 approved meteorites from Russia (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 19 impact craters)
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