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Basic information Name: Kuźnica
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: Poland
Mass:help 2.14 kg
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11372 approved meteorites (plus 22 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 22 Nov 2020
Writeup from MB 109:

Kuźnica        51°02’10.64"N, 19°05’33.31"E

Czestochowa, Poland

Find: 2008

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: An anonymous citizen of the Częstochowa city in Poland found the rock during summer, 2008. The village where the meteorite was found is Kuźnica, close to the Kocinką river. The specimen was found in an aeolian sand, where exotic rocks connected with glaciers activity are not known. The suspected meteorite was kept by the owner until autumn 2018. The owner then contacted the owners of the wiki.meteoritica.pl web-page. After the meeting, Jan Woreczko and Wadi bought the meteorite, which is now the part of their collection.

Physical characteristics: The fusion crust is black to brownish and typical for a chondrite. Regmaglypts are visible.

Petrography: Chondrules apparent diameter 150 µm to 1 mm The most common type of chondrules are barred olivine, porphyritic chondrules, and radial pyroxene chondrules. Modal abundances: pyroxene and olivine 71.9 vol%., plagioclase 11.2 vol%, metallic phases 7.0 vol%, troilite 4.2 vol%, Cr-spinel 1.1 vol%, terrestrial weathering products 4.4 vol%. Chlorapatite and merrillite are also present.

Geochemistry: Plagioclase Ab82.06-78.79Or6.69-4.15An17.61-12.3; Augite Fs9.6Wo44.7; Troilite: Ni up to 0.01; Kamacite: Ni 6.90-5.83Co0.56-0.43; Taenite: Ni39.4-33.1Co0.09-0.06; Tetrataenite: Ni50.46-49.68, Co up to 0.05.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

Specimens: The main mass is 2037 g, in the Jan Woreczko and Wadi private collection. 5.8 g are with K. Skadanek. 21 g and two thin sections are stored by USil (catalog no: WNoZ/Mt/105)

Data from:
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Origin or pseudonym:sandy path
Mass (g):2143
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):18.8 (19.2-18.4; N=10)
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.5 (16.7-16.2; N=8)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5 (1.7-0.98; N=8)
Classifier:L. Karwowski and K. Szopa, USil
Type spec mass (g):21
Type spec location:USil
Main mass:M. Wozniak (private collection)
Finder:Jacek Szcepaski
Comments:Submitted by Lukasz Karwowski and Krzysztof Szopa
   and collections
USil: Earth Sciences Museum, Institute of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Silesia in Katowice, B?dzi?ska 60, Sosnowiec, 41_200, Poland; Website (institutional address; updated 22 Nov 2020)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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     Recommended::   (51° 2' 11"N, 19° 5' 33"E)

     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Czestochowa, Poland
     This is 1 of 25 approved meteorites from Poland (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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