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Ishinga
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
Country: Tanzania
Mass:help 1300 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 10  (1958)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H
Recommended:  H    [explanation]

This is 1 of 102 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, Ordinary chondrites
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Writeup from MB 10:
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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.

Stone, chondrite.

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)

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 10, Moscow (1958)
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Geography:

Tanzania
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (8° 56'S, 33° 48'E)
     Recommended::   (8° 56'S, 33° 48'E)

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     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Mbeya, Tanzania
     This is 1 of 9 approved meteorites from Tanzania
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