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Nantong
Basic information Name: Nantong
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1984
Country: China
Mass:help 529 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 64  (1986)  Chondrite
MB 65  (1987)  H6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5674 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 64:
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FALL OF THE SHAXI, CHINA, STONY METEORITE

Name: SHAXI

Place of fall: Nanton County, Jiangsu province, China.

32°7'N., 121°48'E.

Date of fall: 15 June, 1984, 1135 hours

Class and type: Stone. Chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 529 g

Circumstances of fall: Following a whistling noise, a single stone was recovered from an impact hole about 70 cm in diameter and depth.

Source: SEAN Bulletin. 1984, 9, no. 12.


Writeup from MB 65:
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Name Change

It has been reported that the chondritic meteorite initially announced as Shaxi (Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 64, Meteoritics, 1986, 21, 311) should be known as Nantong. It is an olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6) with olivine of composition Fa19.

Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 64, Meteoritics 21, 309-313 (1986)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 65, Meteoritics 22, 157-163 (1987)
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (32° 7'N, 121° 48'E)
     Recommended::   (32° 7'N, 121° 48'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 11 approved meteorites from Jiangsu, China
     This is 1 of 289 approved meteorites from China (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonymshelp: Shaxi (In NHM Cat)

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