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Xinyi
Basic information Name: Xinyi
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1975
Country: China
Mass:help 69 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 55  (1978)  H
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10061 approved meteorites (plus 18 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [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 55:
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DISCOVERY OF THE XINYI, CHINA, STONY METEORITE

Name: XINYI

Place of find: Kiangsu province, China.

34°22'N., 118°20'E.

Date of find: Not reported.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine bronzite chondrite. Total Fe 26.9 wt %.

Number of individual

specimens: Not reported, but probably only one.

Total weight: 69 kg

Circumstances of find: Found by a villager near his vegetable garden. After preliminary examination by a local group it was sent to Academia Sinica.

Source: C. Tzewen, W. Chuanfen and G. Zhijuan, 1975. The Xinyi Chondrite from China. Sci. Geol. Sinica, p. 375, in Chinese with English abstract. See also Mineralogical Abstracts 76, 2704.

Note: In the Times Atlas the place of find is spelled Hsin-i, Kiangsu province and the coordinates of Hsin-i are given as 34°21'N., 118°27'E. The coordinates given above presumably indicate the find site. The province name is variously trans­literated, Jiangsu in the original abstract, Tiangsu in Mineralogical Abstracts.

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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:   (34° 22'N, 118° 20'E)
     Recommended::   (34° 22'N, 118° 20'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 11 approved meteorites from Jiangsu, China
     This is 1 of 403 approved meteorites from China (plus 15 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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