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Dashoguz
Basic information Name: Dashoguz
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1998
Country: Turkmenistan
Mass:help 7 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 86  (2002)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10036 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)
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Writeup from MB 86:

Dashoguz

Turkmenistan

Fell 1998 September 5

Ordinary chondrite (H5)

A meteor trail was witnessed near the city of Dashoguz, Turkmenistan. After a search of several weeks, a very small crater (depression) with ~7 kg of meteorite fragments was found. Kakabay Annaniyazov recovered fresh, grey fragments from the rim of the crater and weathered, brown fragments from within the water-filled crater. Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): olivine, Fa17.5; pyroxene, Fs15.3; plagioclase, An14. Shock stage, S3; weathering grade, W0/1 for the gray fragments, W4 for the brown fragments. Specimens: type specimen, 21.2 g and one thin section, NAU; main mass with anonymous purchaser.

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NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 86, MAPS 37, A157-A184 (2002)
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Geography:

Turkmenistan
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (41° 59' 4"N, 59° 41' 6"E)
     Recommended::   (41° 59' 4"N, 59° 41' 6"E)

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     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Tashauz, Turkmenistan
     This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites from Turkmenistan
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