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Basic information Name: Elbogen
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1400
Country: Czech Republic
Mass:help 107 kg
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IID
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IID
Recommended:  Iron, IID    [explanation]

This is 1 of 27 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IID.   [show all]
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Comments: Revised 10 May 2017: Change in fall status
Writeup from MB 106:
Elbogen, change in fall status.

A review of the literature on Elbogen shows no evidence that this iron meteorite was witnessed to fall.  Nothing in the Buchwald entry (referenced on this page) or in Neumann (1812) documents a fall event. The tradition of Elbogen as "der verwünschte Burggraf" is used to suggest its arrival in town "in the last half of the 14th century or the first third of the 15th century" in order to coincide with the historical presence of a burgrave there (mayor Kopetzky; in Neumann, 1812), but nothing seems to support the exact year 1400. 

Submitted by Emmanuel Jacquet, MNHNP
Buchwald The following entries were found for Elbogen in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
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References: Published in Gattacceca J., Bouvier A., Grossman J., Metzler K., and Uehara M. (2019) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 54 in press.
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Czech Republic
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (50° 11'N, 12° 44'E)
     Recommended::   (50° 11'N, 12° 44'E)

     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Karlovarsk├Ż, Czech Republic
     This is 1 of 27 approved meteorites from Czech Republic (plus 1 unapproved name)
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Synonymshelp: Bewitched Burgrave (In NHM Cat)
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