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Qijiaojing
Basic information Name: Qijiaojing
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: China
Mass:help 160 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  Iron, ungrouped 
Recommended:  Iron, ungrouped    [explanation]

This is 1 of 124 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, ungrouped.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, Metal-rich meteorites, and Ungrouped irons
Comments: Approved 6 Nov 2011
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Writeup from MB 100:

Qijiaojing        43°45’N, 92°55’E

Xinjiang Province, China

Found: 2003 Nov

Classification: Iron meteorite (ungrouped)

History: Found in the East-Station of Thirteen-Houses of Hamia, in the town of Qijiaojing, Hami City, Xinjiang province. The meteorite is called "Hami" in Lin and Hsu (2008).

Physical characteristics: A 160 kg iron meteorite, with well-preserved fusion crust and regmaglypts.

Petrography: Metal is a polycrystalline aggregate of kamacite grains. Taenite present as irregular blebs <10 μm, located on kamacite grain boundaries. No other minerals were observed.

Geochemistry: Bulk composition by INAA: Ni 106 mg/g, Co 5.36 mg/g, Cr 237 μg/g, Cu 74 μg/g, Ir 0.922 μg/g, Ga <2 μg/g, Ge <10 μg/g, Au 298 ng/g.

Classification: Ungrouped iron. Ni, Ga, Ge, and Ir similar to IIICD irons, but Au is much too low for this group.

Specimens: 63 g type specimen at PMO. The finder holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1779:
State/Prov/County:Xinjiang Province
Origin or pseudonym:Desert
Date:2003 Nov
Latitude:43°45'N
Longitude:92°55'E
Mass (g):160000
Pieces:1
Class:Iron, ungrouped
Classifier:Weibiao Hsu, PMO
Type spec mass (g):63
Type spec location:PMO
Main mass:finder
Comments:Submitted by Weibiao Hsu
Institutions
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PMO: Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing, China (institutional address; updated 16 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (43° 45'N, 92° 55'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 140 approved meteorites from Xinjiang, China (plus 3 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 263 approved meteorites from China (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonymshelp: Hami (MB 100)

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