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Bakhardok
Basic information Name: Bakhardok
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1978
Country: Turkmenistan
Mass:help 4.12 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 59  (1981)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11301 approved meteorites (plus 6 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)
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Writeup from MB 59:
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DISCOVERY OF THE BAKHARDOK, USSR, STONY METEORITE

Name: BAKHARDOK

Place of find: In the Karakum desert, about 48 km south-west of Bakhardok, Turkmenistan, USSR.

38°36'N., 58°0'E.

Date of find: September, 1978

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 4.12 kg

Circumstances of find: Found in the Karakuth desert, half buried in sand, by I.I. Pronin.

Source: R.L. Khotinok, Committee on Meteorites, Academy of Sciences, Moscow, USSR.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 59, Meteoritics 16, 193-199 (1981)
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Don Edwards   
Vernadsky Institute, Moscow   
Geography:

Turkmenistan
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (38° 36'N, 58° 0'E)
     Recommended::   (38° 36'N, 58° 0'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan
     This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites from Turkmenistan
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