|Basic information||Name: Ishinga|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1954
Mass: 1300 g
This is 1 of 102 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H. [show all]
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ISHINGA. About 2-3 km western of Ishinga, Tanganyika, φ = 8°56' S; λ = 33° 48' E.
Fell 1954, October 8, about 15h local time.
One specimen by weight about 2 kg.
The fall of meteorite was accompanied with whistling noise. The stone buried itself to a depth of about 30 cm. It has a black crust except on one surface. The main mass by weight 1019 g are preserved at St. Joseph's Middle School, [illegible] near Mbeya, Tanganyika. The fragment by weight 127. g preserved at Geological Survey Tanganyika, Dodoma.
Source: A report prof. W. Campbell Smith in a letter to E. L. Krinov on August 29, 1958 (by a paper of J. R. Harpum in Records Geol. Surv. Tanganyika Terr. for 1957)
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 10, Moscow (1958)|
This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Mbeya, Tanzania
This is 1 of 9 approved meteorites from Tanzania
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