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Kingai
Basic information Name: Kingai
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1967
Country: Sudan
Mass:help 67.4 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 43  (1968)  Stone
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6111 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 43:
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FALL OF KINGAI STONY METEORITE, SUDAN

Name: KINGAI

The place of fall or discovery: Kingai village, Darfur Province, Sudan; φ = 11°38' N, λ =24°41' E.

Date of fall or discovery: FALL, November 7, 1967; 14 hrs.

Class and type: STONY.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: The sample which apparently fell as one piece, was reported to have weighed about one pound (450 g) and was apparently destroyed by the local people; only a fragment weighing 67.4 g could be procured.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: At the time of the fall, people were reported to have heard a thundering sound and then an explosion. The sample is in custody of the Geological Survey, Khartoum, Sudan.

Source: Report of Dr. A. Widatalla (Khartoum, Sudan) in a letter, II 4, 1968.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 43, Moscow (1968) reprinted Met. 5, 85-109 (1970)
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Geography:

Sudan
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (11° 38'N, 24° 41'E)
     Recommended::   (11° 38'N, 24° 41'E)

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Darfur, Sudan
     This is 1 of 9 approved meteorites from Sudan (plus 1 unapproved name)
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