Tsarev (15,950 g)

Tsarev (15,950 g)

Name: Tsarev
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1968
Country: Russia
Mass: 1.23 t

 

FALL OF THE TSAREV, USSR, STONY METEORITE

Name: TSAREV

Place of fall: Near Tsarev village, Volgograd district, USSR.

48°42'N., 45°42'E.

Date of fall: December 6, 1922, 0700 hrs (?), found 1968, recognized 1979.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5).

Number of individual

specimens: 28

Total weight: 1131.7 kg

Circumstances of find: Found in fields, the first few specimens were found by B.G. Nikiforov. The largest mass weighs 284 kg, the smallest 761 g. The greatest distance between the find sites was 6.0 km.

Source: R.L. Khotinok, Committee on Meteorites, Academy of Sciences, Mos­cow, USSR.

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