|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||55° 26' North , 53° 15' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||55.43333,53.25000|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Soviet Union (1922-1991)|
|Locality type:||Meteorite Fall Location|
|Meteorite Class:||CO chondrite meteorite|
|Meteoritical Society Class:||CO|
|Metbull:||View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate|
Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3.2; S1; W0)
Observed fall, 13 September 1937; 15 stones, mass ~ 200 kg.
Kainsaz is the most massive CO Chondrite and, as such, has provided material for a number of studies. Studies of some high temperature Ca & Al rich inclusions (CAIs) formed at high temperatures during the very early epochs of the Solar System have been of continuing interest. In the last two decades, studies of small diamonds, silicon carbide, and other exotic presolar components have also begun to appear.
17 valid minerals.
Meteorite/Rock Types Recorded
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Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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252.17 - 272.3 Ma
|East European plate|
252.17 - 298.9 Ma
|Paleozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Permian (252.17 - 298.9 Ma)
Lithology: Sedimentary rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529.