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Zaisan
Basic information Name: Zaisan
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1963
Country: Kazakhstan
Mass:help 463 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 29  (1964)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10036 approved meteorites (plus 18 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 29:
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FALL OF ZAISAN STONY METEORITE, USSR

Name: ZAISAN.

The place of fall or discovery: Zaisan lake, East-Kazakhstan District, Kazakhstan SSR, USSR.

Date of fall or discovery: FALL, December 18th, 1963, 11 hrs.

Class and type: STONY, chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 463 gr.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery:  A. N. Gorskov being at the Zaisan lake, heard a deto­nation and noticed a dust trail in the sky. In about half a minute some noise resembling hissing was heard and a meteorite fall on the ice of the lake at a dis­tance of approximately 50 metres from the observer. The meteorite is of polyhedral form, some of its surfaces being of the second kind, and it is covered with a fusion crust from all sides. The meteorite was turned over to the Committee on Meteorifes of the USSR Academy of Sciences.

Source: Report of A. N. Gorskov (Zaisan, USSR) in a letter, 11.5.1964.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 29, Moscow (1964)
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Geography:

Kazakhstan
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (47° 30'N, 83° 0'E)
     Recommended::   (47° 30'N, 83° 0'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 20 approved meteorites from Kazakhstan (plus 4 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Zaican (In NHM Cat)
Zaisan Lake (In NHM Cat)
Zaysan (In NHM Cat)

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