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Basic information Name: Romashki
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Russia
Mass:help 3.4 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 12064 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 4 Jan 2011
Writeup from MB 99:

Romashki        50°17.12’N, 46°41.98’E

Volgograd region, Russia

Found: 3 Oct 2009

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: A single stone was found by shepherd A.G. Satkanov close to the Romashki and Prigarino villages of the Pallasovsky district in the Volgograd region. The stone was partly exposed on the surface of a field. The sample was transferred to N.F. Kharitonov, the finder of the Pallasovka meteorite, who identified the stone as a meteorite. According to Kharitonov’s story, he observed a large fireball that was accompanied by a bright light and sounds over the Romashki-Prigarino area in 1971. Thus, he proposed that the stone could be related to that fireball.

Physical characteristics: One incomplete individual weighing 3400 g and 16x16x12 cm in size. It has a brown fusion crust, which is slightly oxidized. One side of the stone is chipped; the missing part was not found (15% or less in volume).

Petrography: (M. A. Ivanova, Vernad): The meteorite contains olivine, pyroxene, FeNi-metal, sulfides, chromites. Chondrules and their fragments are abundant (~80 vol%). The chondrules range in size from 0.2 to 0.6 mm, 0.3 mm on average. The chondrule margins are not clear and the meteorite contains different textural types of chondrules including BO, POP, and PP.

Geochemistry: Mineral compositions and geochemistry: (Borisovsky S., IGEM): Olivine is Fa24.7, and low-Ca pyroxene is Fs20.8Wo1.62.

Classification: The meteorite is an ordinary chondrite of L group and petrological type 6, weathering grade is W1, and shock stage is S3.

Specimens: A 682 g piece and one thin section are on deposit at Vernad. UHM holds the main mass of the meteorite.

Data from:
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State/Prov/County:Volgograd region
Origin or pseudonym:Flat field
Date:03 Oct 2009
Mass (g):3400
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):24.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.8
Wollastonite (mol%):1.62
Classifier:M. A. Ivanova, Vernad
Type spec mass (g):682
Type spec location:Vernad
Main mass:UHM
Finder:A.G. Satkanov
Comments:Submitted by C. A. Lorenz
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Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
IGEM: Institute of Geology of Ore Deposits, Petrography, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Staromonetny Per., 35, Moscow, 119017 , Russia (institutional address; updated 16 Dec 2010)
UHM: Universe History Museum, Dedovsk, Moscow region (kosmag@list.ru), Russia; Website (private address; updated 16 Dec 2010)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
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     This is 1 of 9 approved meteorites from Volgogradskaya oblast', Russia
     This is 1 of 151 approved meteorites from Russia (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 19 impact craters)
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