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Chiang Khan
Basic information Name: Chiang Khan
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1981
Country: Thailand
Mass:help 367 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 60  (1982)  H6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6121 approved meteorites (plus 5 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 60:
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FALL OF THE CHIANG KHAN, THAILAND, STONY METEORITE

Name: CHIANG KHAN

Place of fall: Chiang Khan, Loei, Thailand.

17°54'N., 101°38'E.

Date of fall: November 17, 1981, 05.30 hrs.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6). Olivine Fa18.

Number of individual

specimens: 31

Total weight: 367 g

Circumstances of fall: After a bright fireball and detonations, 31 pieces were recovered from the town of Chiang Khan, on the Thailand-Laos border. The largest fragment weighed 51.3 g.

Source: R.S. Clarke, Jr., Department of Mineral Sciences, Smithsonian Institu­tion, Washington, D.C. 20560; Smithsonian Institution SEAN Bulletin, 1981, 6, No. 11, p. 9.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 60, Meteoritics 17, 93-97 (1982)
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Geography:

Thailand
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (17° 54'N, 101° 38'E)
     Recommended::   (17° 54'N, 101° 38'E)

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     This is the only approved meteorite from Loei, Thailand
     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Thailand
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Synonymshelp: Chang Khan (In NHM Cat)

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