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Quija
Basic information Name: Quija
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1990
Country: China
Mass:help 17.45 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 73  (1992)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Chondrite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H
Recommended:  H    [explanation]

This is 1 of 104 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H.   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 73:
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Quija

near Cha Lu Kou, Dehui County, Jilin, China

Fell 1990 March 20, 12.40 hr

Stone, chondrite

The fall was observed by local farmers. After a sound like an airplane, it fell about 200 m N of them on frozen soil in a paddy field. One mass was broken up by the farmers into one piece of 15 kg and many fragments totaling 2.45 kg. The main piece is now at the Jilin Natural History Museum, Changchun, China. Information, R. Bartoschewitz, Lehmweg 53, 3170 Gifhorn, Germany.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 73, Meteoritics 27, 477-483 (1992)
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China
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (44° 37'N, 126° 8'E)
     Recommended::   (44° 37'N, 126° 8'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites from Jilin, China
     This is 1 of 371 approved meteorites from China (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonymshelp: Qujia (From MetBase)

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