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Manych

Manych is an LL3.4 (ordinary) chondrite that fell in the Stavropol region of Russia.

While the first 1.86 kg stone was found shortly after it fell in the village of Manych, October 21, 1951, it wasn’t until years later that a second piece of the Manych meteorite was identified. 

The second stone weighed 1.7 kg, and was found in a pasture in 1952.  In 1957, this fusion-crusted piece was identified at the Stavropol Local History Museum, after having been brought in by a high school geography teacher.