Kaidun is the only known meteorite consisting of chondrite fragments of different petrological and chemical types.
To Comrade Academician
A. M. Prohorov,
Secretary of The Department of
General Physics and Astronomy
of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.
On January 7, 1981, a meteorite fell on the territory of the People'sDemocratic Republic of Yemen, in the Husa-Ehl-Abr region about 450 km northeast of Aden. Witnesses confirmed the sighting. We are submitting pieces of this Pieces of this space material to your attention…
Deputy commander of military division 443888
Colonel-General A. Pavlov, 04.22.1981.
To: President of The Meteorite Committee
Doctor of geological-mineralogical sciences
Comrade E.L. Krinov
According to your request I am sending a paper with confirmed information about the meteorite fall on the territory of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen and a piece of the meteorite of 12 g.
Deputy Chief of The General Staff
Of the Armed Forces of the USSR.
General of The Army P. Ivashutin, 19.08.1981