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Odessa (stone)
Basic information Name: Odessa (stone)
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1960
Country: Ukraine
Mass:help 1926 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 29  (1964)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5993 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 29:
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DISCOVERY OF ODESSA STONY METEORITE, USSR

Name: ODESSA.

The place of fall or discovery: The Outskirts of the town of Odessa, Odessa Distzict, USSR;.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, June 1960.

Class and type: STONY, chondrite.

Number of individual specimens:1.

Total weight: 1926 gr.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The meteorite has an oriented (round loafed) form and it is coveread with a fusion crust on all sides. It was lying on the surface of the ground and its convex side was being up. The meteorite was noticed and picked up by I. S. Ba­ranenko. He turned the meteorite over to the Odessa Astronomical Observatory from which it was brought to the Committee on Meteorites, Ac. Sc. (Moscow, USSR).

Source: Report of V. A. Smirnov (Odessa, USSR) in a letter, 1.26.1964

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

Ukraine
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (46° 30'N, 30° 46'E)
     Recommended::   (46° 30'N, 30° 46'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Odessa, Ukraine
     This is 1 of 45 approved meteorites from Ukraine (plus 7 impact craters)
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