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Basic information Name: Danilovka
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1995
Country: Russia
Mass:help 5.66 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 108  (2020)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11580 approved meteorites (plus 10 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 15 Dec 2019
Writeup from MB 108:

Danilovka        52°0.6’N, 44°58.65’E

Saratovskaya oblast’, Russia

Find: Jun 1995

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: Single stone was found by anonymous person on the plowed field that belongs to Danilovka village. After the recovering the stone was kept in the backyard of the finder’s home up to 2019.

Physical characteristics: The stone of 5660 g has faceted shape with broken surface from one side. The surface has patchy dark- to red-brown color. Fusion crust is partially preserved.

Petrography: (C. A. Lorenz , Vernad) The meteorite is composed of fine- to medium- grained recrystallized olivine, minor pyroxene, troilite and feldspar with numerous recrystallized relics of chondrule fragments. The feldspar grains size is up to 120 µm. Accessory phases are FeNi metal and chromite. Olivine grains have irregular and planar fractures and demonstrate weak undulatory optical extinction. Occasional micrometer-sized pockets of silicate and troilite melt were observed in a single linear fracture crossing a whole section.

Geochemistry: Mineral compositions and Geochemistry: (N. N. Kononkova, EPMA, Vernad.) Olivine Fa25.6±0.2 (N=5); orthopyroxene Fs20.5±0.2Wo1.7±0.3 (N=5)

Classification: Ordinary chondrite of the chemical group L, type 6 (S2, W2)

Specimens: A type specimen of 144.8 g and thin polished section are on deposit in Vernad. Main mass of 5.5 kg is in the private collection of Mr. Daniel Ashenbrenner.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Saratovskaya oblast'
Date:Jun 1995
Mass (g):5660
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):25.6±0.2 (N=5)
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.5±0.2 (N=5)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.7±0.3 (N=5)
Classifier:C. A. Lorenz, Vernad
Type spec mass (g):144.8
Type spec location:Vernad
Main mass:Mr. Daniel Ashenbrenner
Comments:Submitted by C. A. Lorenz (Vernad)
   and collections
Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108 (2020) Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 55, 1146-1150
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     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Saratovskaya oblast', Russia
     This is 1 of 149 approved meteorites from Russia (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 19 impact craters)
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