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Wei-hui-fu (a)
Basic information Name: Wei-hui-fu (a)
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1931
Country: China
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 51  (1972)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Iron
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Iron-octahedrite
Recommended:  Iron    [explanation]

This is 1 of 99 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as Iron.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 51:
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TWO ANCIENT CHINESE ART OBJECTS CONTAINING METEORITIC IRON BLADES

Names: WEI-HUI-FU (a) and WEI-HUI-FU (b)

Place of find: Wei-hui-fu, Honan Province, China.

Date of find: 1931

Class and type: Iron. Wei-hui-fu(a) an octahedrite, Wei-hui-fu (b) uncertain.

Provenance: Two ceremonial bronze objects in the collection of the Freer Gallery of Art, a broad axe and a dagger axe, were excavated from a Chou Dynasty site in 1931. Both objects have oxide remnants of iron blades that had been fabricated from meteoritic iron. Meteorite names Wei-hui-fu (a) for the broad axe blade (FGA 34.10) and Wei-hui-fu(b) for the dagger axe blade (FGA 34.11) have been assigned.

Source: R. J. Gettens, R. S. Clarke, Jr. and W. T. Chase (1971). Two early Chinese bronze weapons with meteoritic iron blades. Freer Gallery of Art, Occasional Paper 4, number 1, 77 pages (Freer Gallery of Art, Washington).

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 51, Meteoritics 7, 215-232 (1972)
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 378 approved meteorites from China (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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