Meteorite Recon | Xining meteorite, L5 Chondrite, Qinghai Province; China
Stone, chondrite, L5, S3, W0 Qinghai Province; China Fall: November 2, 2012 TKW: 100 kg Fragment 45.70 g
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Xining

Stone, chondrite, L5, S3, W0

Qinghai Province; China
Fall: November 2, 2012
TKW: 100 kg

Fragment 45.70 g

On February 11, 2012, at 13:30-14:00, the villagers of Xining heard a loud noise. Shortly thereafter villagers recovered around 10 stones in Huangzhong county, Xining city of Qinghai Province. Miao Buikui and Liu Xijun, GUT, heard the news of the fall and visited the fall site. The total weight of the fall is more than 100 kg. The largest meteorite is 17.3 kg and second is 12.5 kg. The two meteorites were bought from the villagers by meteorite lovers. The meteorite fall area is a ellipse including the villages of Baina, Small Sigou, Yehong, Heergai, and Baiya. The area is 20-30 km in length and 4-5 km in width oriented NNE, centered at 36°51’35.77″N, 101°25’33.70″E.

This collection specimen is a crusted fragment with Bob Haag provenance, showing a single black shock vein.

Inventory #

B-455

Date

October 9, 2015

Category

Chondrites, Stones, Witnessed Falls