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Kaprada
2020'20.96"N, 7313'23.86"E
Kaprada, Valsad, Gujarat, India
Fall: 28 October 2004 and 16:30 (Indian Standard Time [UT+5 h])
Ordinary chondrite (L5/6)
History: A stone fell in the farm of Kashiram Bhikabhai Diva in Nandgam village of Kaprada Taluka of Valsad district in South Gujarat, India at about 16:30 h. IST on 28th October, 2004. The meteorite was promptly brought to Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad by Manoj Pai, an amateur astronomer of Ahmedabad.

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Indian Experts Try To Solve Meteorite Mystery

Forensic experts and geologists in village Nandgaon, about 18 kms from the nearest police station in Kaprada, South Gujarat, are trying to ascertain whether a black stone weighing a kg which fell in one of the farms, is a meteorite. Villagers reported a loud bang and falling of a burning stone in a farm on Sunday evening. The fallen stone had created a little crater on the ground.
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The Kaprada (L5/6) meteorite fell in Gujarat, India, on the 28th October, 2004.
A total mass of 1600 g was recovered.

20 20' 21"N, 73 13' 24"E



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