120221 - Meteorite Fall near Xining China

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120221 - Meteorite Fall near Xining China

Postby David Entwistle » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:50 pm

There are a couple of news reports, so far only in Chinese, of a significant meteorite a fall in the Xining region of China. The reports indicate the fall occured at 13:40 local time on February 11th, 2012. More to follow shortly.

See url for news report in Chinese.

http://news.qq.com/a/20120221/001687.htm
http://news.sznews.com/content/2012-02/21/content_6483006.htm
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Re: 120221 Meteorite Fall in Xining China

Postby David Entwistle » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:58 pm

As best I can work out, the location of the fall is around here. There are more pictures on the Chinese meteorite forum here.
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Re: 120221 Meteorite Fall near Xining China

Postby David Entwistle » Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:44 pm

There's now a video of an expedition to the fall site on the Chinese meteorite forum and a CNTV video news report posted to Youtube by jdcmeteorites.
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Re: 120221 - Meteorite Fall near Xining China

Postby David Entwistle » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:54 pm

There are more images on the Chinese meteorite forum, including this beauty.

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Re: 120221 - Meteorite Fall near Xining China

Postby Barwellian » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:53 pm

Looks like it has some nice shock veins and slikensides...there seems to be some about for sale but as a lot of new falls these days it is overpriced compared to other material I've seen previously.
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