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Kiel
Basic information Name: Kiel
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1962
Country: Germany
Mass: 738 g
Classification:
NHM CatalogueCatalog of Meteorites:  L6
MetBase - coming soonMetBase:  L6
Meteoritical BulletinMeteoritical Bulletin:  L
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5890 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7), L chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites
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from MB 28:
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FALL OF KIEL STONY METEORITE, WEST GERMANY

Name KIEL.

The place of fall or discovery: Kiel, West Germany: φ = 54°241 N; λ = 10°9'E.

Date of fall or discovery: FALL, April 26, 1962; 12h45m UT approximately.

Class and type: STONY, olivine-hypersthene chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 737.6 gr.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The meteorite hit the roof of a house and made a hole about 10 x 10 cm. The tenant of the house, Mr. Eschmat, heard the noise. On the next day he found the stone in the attic. Prof. C. Hoffmeister points out that there were no observations whatever of the fireball or acoustic pheno­mena, which is very strange. He further points out that in the case of the Ramsdorf meteorite, July 26, 1958 (see the Meteoritical Bulletin,. No. 13, 1959), the optical and acoustic phenomena were insignifi­cant.

Source: Report of Prof. C. Hoffmeister (Sonneberg, GDR) in a letter, VII.23.1963.

References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 28, Moscow (1963)
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Photos: From Encyclopedia of Meteorites: Photograph from unknown source (added to database 2006-07-29)
From Encyclopedia of Meteorites: Photograph from unknown source (added to database 2006-07-29)
From Encyclopedia of Meteorites: Photograph from unknown source (added to database 2006-07-29)
From Encyclopedia of Meteorites: Photograph from unknown source (added to database 2007-06-21)
Geography:
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (54° 24'N, 10° 9'E)
     MetBase:   (same)
     Recommended::   (54° 24'N, 10° 9'E)

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
     This is 1 of 49 approved meteorites from Germany (plus 21 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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