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Basic information Name: Križevci
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 2011
Country: Croatia
Mass:help 291 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6996 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 26 Jun 2014
Writeup from MB 103:

Križevci        46°02’20"N, 16°35’23"E


Fell: 4 Feb 2011

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6)

History: This meteorite was tracked as a fireball by the Croatian meteor network on the night of 4 February 2011 and found following a search of the fall area on 20 February 2011. The orbital characteristics have been determined and precise mapping of the morphology of the meteorite used to determine its disintegration characteristics in the atmosphere. The fireball was observed to fragment several times in the photographs which led to predictions of the strewn field just to the east of the town of Križevci and possibly several large pieces to be found. A search was mounted and a single stone was found.

Physical characteristics: Single stone, black fusion crust.

Petrography: (I. Lyon, UMan). Abundant Fe/Ni metal grains typically up to 500 μm in size. Absence of chondrules, possibly a few relicts. Silicates typically large 50-200 μm.

Geochemistry: (I. Franchi, OU) Oxygen isotopes, δ17O = 2.755, δ18O = 3.985, and Δ17O = 0.683 permil: I. Lyon, UMan; EPMA metal grains Ni 5.5, Co 0.5, Fe 94; Ni 49, Co 0, Fe 51 (all wt%)

Classification: K. Korlevic, I. Lyon, UMan; Ordinary chondrite (H6)

Specimens: 291 g, single stone. Held by K. Korlovic, VO.

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Origin or pseudonym:By the side of a plowed field
Date:4 Feb 2011
Mass (g):291
Weathering grade:W0
Fayalite (mol%):19.3±0.2 (N=3)
Ferrosilite (mol%):18.4, 10.8 (N=3)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1, 26.9 (N=3)
Classifier:I Lyon, UMan; K Korlevic, VO
Type spec mass (g):291
Type spec location:VO
Main mass:VO
Finder:K Korlevic
Comments:Submitted by I Lyon UMan.
Plots: O isotopes:  
   and collections
OU: Planetary and Space Sciences Department of Physical Sciences The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA United Kingdom, United Kingdom (institutional address; updated 8 Dec 2011)
UMan: Department of Earth Sciences, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M139PL, United Kingdom; Website (institutional address; updated 7 May 2024)
VO: Visnjan Observatory Istarska 5 HR-52463 Visnjan Croatia, Croatia; Website (institutional address; updated 26 Jun 2014)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Croatia
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