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Wernigerode
Basic information Name: Wernigerode
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1970
Country: Germany
Mass:help 24.3 g
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 9999 approved meteorites (plus 16 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:

Wernigerode

Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

Found 1970

Ordinary chondrite (H5)

An individual stone of 24.3 g with complete fusion crust was found in the attic of a house below a roof damaged in the Second World War. It probably fell between 1945 and 1970 after the roof damage occurred. Mineralogy and classification (F. Wlotzka, MPI; M. Kurz, Kurz): olivine Fa17.0, pyroxene Fs14.6Wo1. Contains solar rare gases, cosmic-ray exposure age ~7 Ma (L. Schultz, MPI). Weathering grade, W0, consistent with fresh fall. Shock stage, S2. Specimens: type specimen, 3 g and thin section, MPI; main mass is property of anonymous finder, on loan to the Gothenburg Observatory, 01445 Radebeul, Germany.

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Kurz: M. Kurz, Schillerstrasse 7, D-34626 Neukirchen, Germany (private address)
MPI: Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Abteilung Kosmochemie, Postfach 3060, D-55020 Mainz, Germany; Website (institutional address; updated 7 Nov 2015)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 86, MAPS 37, A157-A184 (2002)
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Geography:

Germany
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (51° 51'N, 10° 47'E)
     Recommended::   (51° 51'N, 10° 47'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany (plus 2 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 54 approved meteorites from Germany (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Werningerode (From MetBase)

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