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Paitan
Basic information Name: Paitan
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1910
Country: Philippines
Mass:help 515 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 64  (1986)  H6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6427 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 64:
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FALL OF THE PAITAN, PHILIPPINES, STONY METEORITE

Name: PAITAN

Place of fall: Paitan, 5 km SSE. of Cabugao, north of Vigan, Province Ilocos Sur, Luzon, Philippines.

17°45'16'N., 120°28'39"E.

Date of fall: May, 1910, recognized 1986

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

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 515.8 g

Circumstances of fall: One first-sized stone was found some weeks after the sighting of a bright fireball. The stone was kept for about 75 years as a family charm.

Source: D. Heinlein. Puschendorfer St. 1, Veitsbronn, West Germany.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 64, Meteoritics 21, 309-313 (1986)
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Geography:

Philippines
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (17° 44' 36"N, 120° 27' 21"E)
     Recommended::   (17° 44' 36"N, 120° 27' 21"E)

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     This is the only approved meteorite from Ilocos, Philippines
     This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites from Philippines
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