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Rakity
Basic information Name: Rakity
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1971
Country: Russia
Mass:help 11.4 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 54  (1976)  L3
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 705 approved meteorites classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
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Writeup from MB 54:
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DISCOVERY OF THE RAKITY, USSR, STONY METEORITE

Name: RAKITY (РАКИТЫ)

Place of fmd: Rakity, Mikhailovsky district, Altaj territory, USSR.

51.8°N, 79.9°E.

Date of find: 1971

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L3).

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 11.4 kg

Circumstances of find: Found by combine operator N.A. Vasiljev in the field during harvesting of cereals.

Source: O.A. Kirova, M.I. D'yakonova, V. Ya. Kharitonova. 1975. Microscopic and chemical studies of the Polujamki and Rakity meteorites and their comparison with the Markovka meteorite. Meteoritika No. 34, 57-64.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 54, Meteoritics 11, 69-93 (1976)
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Russia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (51° 48'N, 79° 54'E)
     Recommended::   (51° 48'N, 79° 54'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 9 approved meteorites from Altayskiy kray, Russia
     This is 1 of 148 approved meteorites from Russia (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 19 impact craters)
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