|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||49° 51' 56'' North , 13° 56' 0'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||49.86565,13.93358|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic|
|Locality type:||Meteorite Fall Location|
|Meteorite Class:||H5 chondrite meteorite|
|Meteoritical Society Class:||H5|
|Metbull:||View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
|Other/historical names associated with this locality:||Praskolesy; Beraun; Horowitz; Hozowitz; Praskoles|
Witnessed fall in 1824. 2 chondrites were recovered in vicinity of Beroun. Total weight ca 2 kg.
What's in a name? Zebrak is the officially recognized name for this meteorite. Once recognized as a meteorite by the Meteoritical Society, to prevent confusion the original unique name assigned to that meteorite is almost always retained as the preferred label for that meteorite in the meteoritical literature. There are, of course, numerous opportunities for confusion or debate in any region where borders, languages, and populations have changed. 'Praskolesy' and 'Horowitz' are but two of several names (synonyms) which have been applied to the 1824 meteoritic stone which fell in what is now the Czech Republic.
2 valid minerals.
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443.8 - 541 Ma
|Paleozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 541 Ma)
Lithology: Sedimentary rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. 
443.8 - 458.4 Ma
Age: Late Ordovician (443.8 - 458.4 Ma)
Comments: Near Prague
Reference: Toloczyki, M., P. Trurnit, A. Voges, H. Wittekindt, A. Zitzmann. Geological Map of Germany 1:M. Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe. 
443.8 - 485.4 Ma
Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)
Description: continental molasse
Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3.