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Kainsaz

Russia
Fell september 13, 1937
CO3.2 carbonaceous chondrite
Total mass > 210 kg

Specimen in collection :
1.40g slice

A fireball was observed which left a dust train. It broke into fragments during its flight. Detonations were heard up to 130 kilometres away. The strewn field measures 40 by 7 kilometres and is extending from south-east to north-west. The smallest stone (the size of a nut) fell near the village of Kosteevo. In Kainsaz, a 53 kilograms stone fell, a 27.5 kg was found in Tasch-Elga, a 22 kilograms in Krasnyj Yar. A total of fifteen fragments weighing over 210 kilograms were recovered after the fall.

Some other were found later and today it’s possible to find some more using a metal detector.

Additional information

Provenance

  • Kazan University Museum (Russia) > Sergey Vassiliev