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Budulan
Basic information Name: Budulan
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1962
Country: Russia
Mass:help 100 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 26  (1963)  Mesosiderite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Mesosiderite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Mesosiderite-B4
Recommended:  Mesosiderite-B4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites classified as Mesosiderite-B4.   [show all]
Search for other: Class B mesosiderites, Mesosiderites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 26:
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DISCOVERY OF BUDULAN STONY-IRON METEORITE, USSR

Name: BUDULAN.

The place of fall or discovery: 15 km West from the village of Budulan, Buryat Natio­nal District, Chita Region, USSR.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, in the summer of 1962.

Class and type: STONY-IRON, MESOSIDERITE.

Number of individual spe­cimens: 1,

Total weight: Approximately 100 kg.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The meteorite was discovered by geologist N. N. Chaban by geological survey.  It penetrated the soil about 3/4 its height. The meteorite was turned over to the Committee on Meteorites of the USSR Academy of Sciences (Moscow, USSR).

Source: Report, of chief of a geological party E. A. Beliakov (Chita, USSR) X, 4, 1962.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 26, Moscow (1963)
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Geography:

Russia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (50° 34'N, 114° 54'E)
     Recommended::   (50° 34'N, 114° 54'E)

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Aginskiy Buryatskiy avtonomnyy okrug, Russia
     This is 1 of 145 approved meteorites from Russia (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 19 impact craters)
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