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Qingzhen
Basic information Name: Qingzhen
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1976
Country: China
Mass:help 2.6 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 55  (1978)  E
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  EH3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  EH3
Recommended:  EH3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 136 approved meteorites classified as EH3.   [show all]
Search for other: EH chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 3), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 55:
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FALL OF THE QINGZHEN, CHINA, STONY METEORITE

Name : QINGZHEN

Place of fall: Near Qingzhen county, Kweichow Province, China.

26°32'N., 106°28'E.

Date of fall: September 13, 1976, at 1640 hrs.

Class and type: Stone. Enstatite chondrite, type 1. Total iron = 31.66 wt %.

Number of individual

specimens: 2

Total weight: 2.6 kg

Circumstances of find: A bright fireball was seen over western Kweichow province travelling from SW to NE. Between September 15 and 31 a search for meteoritic fragments by 744 volunteers resulted in the recovery of two stones.

Source: D. Wang and X. Xie, 1977. Preliminary investi­gation of mineralogy, petrology and chemical composition of Qingzhen enstatite chondrite. Geo­chimica No. 4, 276-287 (in Chinese with English abstract).

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 55, Meteoritics 13, 327-352 (1978)
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (26° 32'N, 106° 28'E)
     Recommended::   (26° 32'N, 106° 28'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Guizhou, China
     This is 1 of 366 approved meteorites from China (plus 17 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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