Z's..ARN's History of Meteorites
 1996,2006 Astronomical Research Network               

Zaborzika...................................50'17' N., 27'41' E.
Zhitomir, Volhynia, Ukraine, USSR, 
Fell 1818, April 11
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), veined.
A stone of about 4kg fell, but no details are known.  Total mass 
recovered 3867g.  Analysis, 22.97 % total iron .

Zabrodje....................................55'11' N., 27'55' E.
Minsk region, Belorussiya SSR, USSR,
Fell 1893, September 22, two hours  before  sunset  hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). veined.
After the appearance of a cloud moving from NE. to SW., and 
detonations, a stone of about 3kg fell through the roof of a house. 

Zacatecas...................................22'49' N., 102'34' W.
Zacatecas, Mexico
Found 1792, known before this year
Iron.  Anomalous (IRANOM).
A large mass of about 1 ton, from time immemorial before 1792, 
had been in a street of Zacatecas, and was said to have been 
found near the Quebradilla mine on the western outskirts of 
the city.  Analysis, 5.88 %Ni, 83.8ppm Ga,307 ppm.Ge,
 2.2 ppm.Ir,"a powder  aggregate.
Sintered at 1000 to 1100C .

Zacatecas 
Zacatecas, Mexico, Co-ordinates not known
Found 1969, before this year
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (0.7mm) (IIIB).
A fragment of iron, 6.66kg, of unknown provenance, was purchased in 
Zacatecas in 1969.  Analysis, 9.0 %Ni, 20.3 ppm.Ga, 38.8 ppm.Ge, 
0.029 ppm Ir.

Zaffra......................................35' N., 94'45' W. 
Le Flore County, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Found 1919, December
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (2.5mm) (IIICD-ANOM).
A weathered mass of about 3kg was found. 
Analysis, 7.12 %Ni, 73.2 ppm.Ga, 244 ppm.Ge, 0.061 ppm.Ir.
Description,  shocked and slightly annealed .

Zagami......................................11'44'N.,  7'5'E.
Katsina Province, Nigeria
Fell 1962, October 3               
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-rich.  Eucrite (shergottite) (AEUC).
A mass of about 40lb fell about 0.75 miles from Zagami Rock.    
Composition of pyroxene and  plagioclase glass, An52 . 
Thought to be from Mars ! 

Zag (a)   .................................2720'N 920'W 
Location: Western Sahara or Morocco, 
Fell: 1998, August 4 or 5 
Type: Ordinary chondrite (H3-6) 
A meteorite fall was witnessed on a mountain in the vicinity of Zag, Morocco. 
About 175 kg have been sold by local people to dealers and collectors under 
the names Zag, Sagd, and Tan-Tan. Classification and mineralogy 
(A. Bischoff and D. Weber, Mun): a regolith breccia (pers. comm., R. Wieler, ETH);
olivine, Fa1.6-30.0, with a peak at Fa19; pyroxene, 
Fs3.3-26.6 with a peak at FS17; shock stage, S3; weathering grade, W0/1. 

Zag (b) 
Morocco 
Found 1992 
Primitive achondrite 
A well oriented stone weighing 300 g and covered with fusion crust was found 
by a Moroccan in search of additional pieces from the Zag fall. 
Classification and mineralogy (B. Zanda, MNHNP, and J. Delaney, RU):
olivine Fa19.4; orthopyroxene, Fs25.7Wo2.3, clinopyroxene, Fs10.5Wo4.9;
feldspar, Ab74.6; olivines contain small (roughly 10 m) reaction "channels" 
in which metal (often transformed into sulfide or oxide) is associated with
Fs17Wo1 orthopyroxene. Oxygen isotopes (R. Clayton, UChi): 
d18O = +4.84, d17O = 2.06, which places it within the winonaites field 
and very close to Divnoe. Specimens: 12.7 g plus thin sections, MNHNP; main mass,
255 g, Radomsky. Zag (a) will now become a recognized synonym for the Zag fall, 
although use of this name is discouraged.

Zagora......................................32'22' N, 5' 51' W
Zagora, Quarzazate , Morocco
Found 1987                                
Iron. Iron with silicate inclusions (IAB)
An unreported number of masses were found the largest weighing 
20 Kg, 20 miles S. of Zagora.  Analysis , 9.8 % Ni .

Zaisan......................................47'30' N., 83'E'    
Zaisan Lake, Kazakhstan SSR, USSR, 
Fell 1963, December 18, 1 100 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
A mass of 463g fell on the ice of Lake Zaisan .

Zaisho......................................33'42' N., 133'48' E.
Kami-gun, Kochi-Ken, Shikoku, Japan
Fell 1898, February 1, 0500 hrs              
Stony-iron.  Pallasite (PAL).
A mass of 330g was found after the appearance of a fireball .

Zaklodzie...................................5045'46"N 2251'58"E 
Zamosc, Poland 
Found 1998 September 
Ungrouped enstatite-rich meteorite 
An 8.68 kg stone partially covered with fusion crust was found beside 
a dirt road by Mr. Stanislaw Jachymek while he was searching for rocks and fossils. 
Classification and mineralogy (F. Wlotzka, MPI; M. Stepniewski, 
PGI; R. Bartoschewitz, Bart): granoblastic texture, 
containing ~60 vol% orthoenstatite, ~20 vol% metal, ~10 vol% troilite, 
and ~10 vol% feldspar, with accessory schreibersite, silica, oldhamite, 
alabandite and amphibole; may be similar to QUE 97289; pyroxene grains 
0.1 - 1 mm, subhedral to rounded, Fs<0.1-1.6Wo0.7; feldspar
bimodal in composition, Ab59-64An36-41Or0-0.5 and Ab86-89An0-5Or9-12; 
metal contains 6-16 wt% Ni, 1.6 wt% Si; troilite contains 4.7 wt% Cr, 
1.4 wt% Mn, 0.9 wt% Ti. 
Specimens: Main mass, 8.5 kg, NEM; 35 g, PGI; 17g, Bart; 1 g, MPI.

Zaoyang.....................................32'18' N., 112'45' E.
Zaoyang County, Hubei province, China
Fell October 18, 1984, 1815 hrs
Stone. Olivine bronzite chondrite (H5) .
A single mass of 14.15 kg was found after a fireball was seen 
traveling SW to NE . 

Zapaliname ..................................250'34" N, 10045' W
Coahuila, Mexico
Found 1998 July 9
Iron, coarse octahedrite (IAB)
A mass of 85 kg was found by Felix A. Morales while he was
prospecting in the Zapaliname Mountains.  Classification and
description (J. Wasson, UCLA; T. Palmer, El Paso, Texas): kamacite
bandwidth, 2.4   0.4  mm; no fusion crust or heat-altered zone is
present; bulk metal composition, Co = 0.457 wt%, Ni = 6.70 wt%,
Ga = 84.2 ppm, As = 12.0 ppm, Ir = 1.82 ppm, Au = 1.46 ppm; no
silicate inclusions were observed in three small slabs.  Specimens:
type specimen, 175 g, UCLA; main mass with F. Morales, Orense, Spain.

Zapata County...............................27' N., 99' W.
Zapata County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1930
Iron.  Octahedrite.
A piece of Fe-Ni metal about the size of a man's fist is said to have 
been recovered at a depth of 1525 feet from a borehole in sediments 
'of almost certainly Eocene age.  It has since been lost .

Zapotitlan Salinas..........................18' 20'N, 97' 30' W
Puebla, Mexico
Found 1984
Ordinary chondrite (L4)
A stone of 27.7g was found by Prof. Alejandro Ribera near the town of 
Zapotitlan Salinas .
 
Zavetnoe....................................47'8' N., 43'54' E.
Rostov region, Federated SSR, USSR, 
Fell 1952, December 4, 1630 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene  chondrite  (L6).
Three fragments were found, two of which (543g and 202g) fit 
together.  Analysis, 22.80 % total iron .

Zavid.......................................44'24' N., 19'7' E.
Zvomik, Bosnia, Yugoslavia
Fell 1897, August 1, 1122 hrs
Stone.   Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), brecciated.
After the appearance of a fireball (moving from SE. to NW.), and 
detonations, four stones fell, of about 90kg, 2.5kg, 220g and 48g 
respectively.  More stones are thought to have fallen into the river 
Drina .

Zebrak......................................49'53  N., 13'55' E.
Horovice, Beroun, Stredocesky, Czechoslovakia
Fell 1824, October 14, 0800 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
After detonations, a stone of about 2kg fell at Praskolesy .

Zegdou......................................~29'45'N., 4'30'W.
Algeria
Found August 1998
Ordinary chondrite (H3)
A 6.7kg stone was found by Bruno Fectay and Carine Bidaut while
searching for meteorites. Contains dark clasts lacking chondrules.
I believe it is paired with Zag !

Zemaitkiemis................................55'18' N., 25' E.
Ukmerge, Lithuanian SSR, USSR
Fell 1933, February 2, 2033 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite  (L6).
22 stones were collected totalling 44kg .
Description,with a doubtful analysis.  Analysis, 22.09 % total iron .

Zenda.......................................42'30'48' N., 88'29'22' W.
Walworth County, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Found 1955
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (0.9mm) (IA-ANOM).
A mass of about 3.7kg was ploughed up.
Analysis, 8.50 %Ni, 54.7 ppm.Ga, 214 ppm.Ge, 2.1 ppm. Ir.

Zerga.......................................20'15' N., 12'41' W.
Aouelloul Crater, Adrar, Mauritania
Found 1973, June 26
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite  (LL6).
A single stone of 76g was found just outside the SSE.
portion of the crater rim .

Zerhamra....................................29'51'31' N., 2'38'42' W.
Sahara, Algeria
Found 1967
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.1mm) (IIIA-ANOM).
A mass of 630kg was found about 50 km SW. of Beni-Abbes and 22 
km SE. of the oasis of Zerhamra.  Annealed due to cosmic reheating.  
Analysis, 8.00 %Ni, 18.2 ppm.Ga, 33.5 ppm.Ge, 10  ppm. Ir.

Zhaodong....................................45'49' N., 125'55' E.
Zhaodong County, Heilongjiang province , China
Fell Cotober 25, 1984, 1505 hrs
Stone. Olivine hypersthene (L4).
Four fragments totalling 42 kg , were found after a fireball was seen 
traveling SW to NE.  The four fragments weighed, 25 kg, 14.5 kg, 1.6 
kg and 0.8 kg .

Zhigansk....................................68'0' N., 128'18' E.
About 250 km NE. of Zhigansk, Yakutsk ASSR, USSR
Found 1966, recognized 1981
Iron.
A large mass, estimated to weigh 600-900kg, was found and a 60g 
piece removed.  Its meteoritic nature was confirmed .

Zhongxiang..................................31'12' N., 112'30' E.    
Zhongxiang County, Hubei, China
Found, year not reported
Iron.
A single mass of 100kg is preserved at Wuhan, Hubei Bureau of 
Geology .

Zhovtnevyi..................................47'35' N., 37'15' E.
Pavlovka, Stalino, Ukraine, USSR, 
Fell 1938, October 10, night hrs, of October 9     
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
Six large and several small fragments were recovered near Zhovtnevyi 
in 1938, and a further five stones were found in 1939 and 1941.  The 
total mass recovered is 107kg. Analysis,  24.93  %  total  iron .

Zhuanghe....................................39'40' N., 122'59' E.
Liaoning, China
Fell 1976, August 18, 2032 hrs
Stone.
Listed, 3kg was recovered .

Zinder.....................................13 47' N / 008 58' E
Niger, Africa
Find 1999 
Pallasite, W1 pyroxene-rich / TKW: 46 gr; 1 mass
A 46 g, mostly crusted meteorite, was found in a field outside Zinder, Niger
and purchased in 2001 by a mineral collector. Precise site location is unknown.
Description and classification (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU): Unusually high
abundance of orthopyroxene; modal analyses: opx, 28 vol%; ol, 27 vol%;
metal, 44 vol%; sulfide, 1.0 vol%; chromite, < 0.1 vol%. Olivine, mg# = 89,
molar Fe/Mn = 32; opx, mg# = 87, Wo2.2; molar Fe/Mn = 20. Metal, Ni = 7.15 wt%;
Co = 0.58 wt%. Chromite, Cr2O3 = 60.1 wt%; molar Cr/(Cr + Al) = 0.85.
Weathering grade, W1. Specimens, main mass with owner; type specimen 5.8 g,
one polished mount, and one thin section, NAU - original weight was 9.54 g

Ziz 
(Algeria) IA (iron) 
Found January 2000:
Iron meteorite finds in the desert are very, very rare.
Many professional meteorite hunters have spent years scouring the deserts,
finding thousands of ordinary chondrites and even some martian and lunar 
specimens during their searches, but never an iron meteorite....in fact, 
this new iron find is reputed to be the first iron found in the desert in 
the last 10 years or so. Classified as a type IA octahedrite and with the 
working name Ziz, these are truly delightful little irons. 
Original fusion crust is preserved on much of the surface and is a gun metal 
grey/black colour. The crystal boundaries of the kamacite & taenite plates 
can be clearly seen through parts of the fusion crust, and when cut and 
polished, this new iron meteorite reveals a very high amount of schreibersite.
Two large masses were recovered each weighing around 21Kg. 
Several small individuals totalling around 1.5Kg and a medium sized 1.899Kg 
individual were also found.
Ziz is visually similar to Sikhote-Alin on the outside.....lots of regmaglypts,
fusion crust and some angular features, although the class of course is completely different.

Zlin ........................................4915' N, 1740' W
South Moravia, Czech Republic
Found
Ordinary chondrite (H4)
A 3.3g stone was found in Zlin in the collection of Mr. Jaroslav
Novak, purchased before 1939. Its provenance is unknown. Classification
(Jakuba Haloda and Patricie Tycova, PCU): Olivine, Fa18.5,
Ca in olivine 0.04 wt. %, MnO in olivine 0.4%. Pyroxene,
Fs16.3Wo1.2. Accessory minerals include chromite, merillite, chlorapatite,
troilite and cristobalite-bearing objects. Specimens: main
mass Mr. Novak; type specimen 1.8g plus a thin section, PCU.

Zmenj.......................................51'50' N., 26'50' E.
Minsk, Belorussiya SSR, USSR, 
Fell 1858, August
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-rich, Howardite (AHOW).
A stone of 246g fell.  Analysis, 13.39 % total iron .

Zomba.......................................15'11' S., 35'17' E.
Southem province, Malawi
Fell 1899, January 25, 0745 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
After the appearance of a luminous meteor and detonations, several 
stones fell on the slopes of Mt.Zomba over an area of 9 X 3 miles.  
Ten stones were found.  The largest weighing 5lb 12.5oz (2.6kg) and 
the total weight was about 7.5kg.

Zsadany.....................................46'56' N., 21'30' E.
Bihor district, Romania
Fell 1875, March 31, 1500-1600 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
After detonations, a shower of stones fell, of which only nine small 
ones were found.  Totalling 552g, the largest weighing 152g. 

Zulu Queen..................................33'59' N., 115'41' W.
Dalemining district,Pinto Mountains,Riverside County, California USA
Found 1976
Stone. Olivine hypersthene chondrite (L3).
A single stone of 200 grams was found by the late Mrs. Alice 
Zimmerman while prospecting in the Pinto Mountains.

Zvonkov.....................................50'12' N., 30'15' E. 
Vasilkov district, Kiev region, Ukraine, USSR,
Fell 1955, September 2, 1545 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).
Two stones, 1296g and 1272g, were found 4 km apart.