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Huaxi
Basic information Name: Huaxi
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 2010
Country: China
Mass:help 1600 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9438 approved meteorites (plus 11 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)
Comments: Approved 9 Dec 2011
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Writeup from MB 100:

Huaxi        26°27’52.88"N, 106°37’56.68"E

Guizhou, China

Fell: 13 July 2010

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: A meteorite fall was heard and collected on July 13, 2010, at about 18:00 local time in Shibanjin village, Huaxi district, Guiyang, Guizhou province. The total mass of the fall is estimated to be at least 1.6 kg.

Physical characteristics: (Li Shijie, Li yang, Li Xiongyao, IGCAS). Four fragments partly covered with fusion crust were recovered. The interior of the stone is light gray with an abundance of metal and sulfide. The grain density of the meteorite is 3.74±0.03 g/cm3.

Petrography: (Li Shijie, Li yang, Li Xiongyao, IGCAS). Mineralogy dominated by olivine, low-Ca pyroxene, high-Ca pyroxene, plagioclase, kamacite, taenite and troilite. Minor phases include chromite and apatite. A range of well-defined chondrule types is present. The grain sizes of secondary plagioclase range from 2 to 50 μm.

Geochemistry: (Li Shijie, Li yang, Li Xiongyao, IGCAS). The chemical composition of olivine (Fa19.6) and low-Ca pyroxene (Fs17.0) are uniform.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5), shock stage S3.

Specimens: IGCAS holds about 398 g and two thin sections.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 513:
State/Prov/County:Guizhou
Origin or pseudonym:Shibanjin
Date:13 July 2010
Latitude:26°27'52.88"N
Longitude:106°37'56.68"E
Mass (g):1600
Pieces:4
Class:H5
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W0
Fayalite (mol%):19.6
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.0
Classifier:Li Shijie, IGCAS
Type spec mass (g):398
Type spec location:IGCAS
Main mass:Zhou Xinglun
Comments:Submitted by Li Shijie
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IGCAS: Institute of Geochemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guiyang, China (institutional address; updated 27 Mar 2018)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (26° 27' 53"N, 106° 37' 57"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Guizhou, China
     This is 1 of 263 approved meteorites from China (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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