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Souslovo meteorite. L4 chondrite. Possible fall in 1966.

Souslovo meteorite. L4 chondrite. Possible fall in 1966

Souslovo meteorite. L4 chondrite. Possible fall in 1966



8,3 grams

Possible fall

30 March 1966


Russia, July 1997


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In late July 1997, Ismagil Gaysin and his son Radik were loading hay on to a cart near Souslovo village. The cart was not safe on the sloping track, and the father asked his son to find a stone to secure the wheel. Radik found a stone buried in soil in the nearest ditch. When the work was finished, they decided to bring the stone home because it had an unusual color and shape. Later, they thought that the stone (weighing 19.3 kg) could be a meteorite, and in 2002 sent a piece to the Vernadsky Institute in Moscow for identification. It was classified as an L4 chondrite.

Souslovo is 10 km north of Birsk town (500 km west of Chelyabinsk) in Bashkortostan Republic, Russia. In 1966 March 30, 15:45 UT, a bright fireball was observed in the region and the Souslovo meteorite is potentially related to the fireball.

Certificate of authenticity included. IMCA 5591.

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