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Chernyi Bor
Basic information Name: Chernyi Bor
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1964
Country: Belarus
Mass:help 6 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 51  (1972)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5788 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [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 51:
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FALL OF THE CHERNYǏ BOR, USSR, STONY METEORITE

Name: CHERNYǏ BOR (Черный Бор)

Place of fall: Chernyǐ Bor, a village in the Mogilëv District, Belorussya, USSR.

53.7°N, 30.1°E.

Date of fall: One of the summer months of 1963, 1964 or 1965. 5h 30m UT.

Class and type: Stone. Chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 2

Total weight: Approximately 6 kg

Circumstances of fall: The fall took place in a populated area where a store and bus stop are located. The eyewitnesses heard a loud explosion (thunder) and crackling noise. Both meteorites fell into trees approximately 50 m from each other. The damage to the trees indicated the direction of fall, from southeast to northwest.

Preservation of samples: One specimen could not be recovered, and the second specimen was broken up into small fragments. The collection of the Academy of Sciences received three fragments, 331 g, 3.5 g and 2 g. One fragment of 20 g is in the Regional Natural History Museum, Mogilev.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 51, Meteoritics 7, 215-232 (1972)
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Geography:

Belarus
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (53° 42'N, 30° 6'E)
     Recommended::   (53° 42'N, 30° 6'E)

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Mogilev, Belarus
     This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites from Belarus (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 1 impact crater)
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