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Gorlovka
Basic information Name: Gorlovka
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1974
Country: Ukraine
Mass:help 3.62 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 54  (1976)  H4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H3-4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H3.7
Recommended:  H3.7    [explanation]

This is 1 of 75 approved meteorites classified as H3.7.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
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Writeup from MB 54:
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FALL OF THE GORLOVKA, USSR, STONY METEORITE

Name: GORLOVKA (ГОРJIОВКА)

Place of fall: The city of Gorlovka, Donets district, Ukrainian SSR, USSR.

48.3°N, 38.2°E.

Date of fall: July 17, 1974, at about 5:30 p.m. Standard time (14:30 UT).

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chindrite (H4). A very dark, dense chondrite with regmaglipts and fusion crust.

Number of individual specimens: 1, broken by witnesses.

Total weight: 3618 g (fragments weighing 2875, 562, 114, 46 and 21 g). The main mass of about 1 kg was lost.

Circumstances of fall: The witnesses reported an increasing buzzing sound as the object descended. It broke the branch of a tree and landed on grass 20 m distant from a group of local residents. The meteorite was taken immediately, and it was cold. The diameter of the round hole was 25 cm and the depth was 10 cm. The direction of fall was from NW at an angle of 60° to the horizontal. The sounds of shock wave and bolide were not observed.

Source: I.T. Zotkin, The Committee on Meteorites, The Academy of Sciences, Moscow.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 54, Meteoritics 11, 69-93 (1976)
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Michael Cottingham   
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Marcin Cimala   
Geography:

Ukraine
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (48° 17'N, 38° 5'E)
     Recommended::   (48° 17'N, 38° 5'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites from Donetsk, Ukraine
     This is 1 of 45 approved meteorites from Ukraine (plus 7 impact craters)
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