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Ban Rong Du
Basic information Name: Ban Rong Du
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1993
Country: Thailand
Mass:help 16.7 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 82  (1998)  Iron-ung
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Iron-ung
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Iron-ung
Recommended:  Iron, ungrouped    [explanation]

This is 1 of 124 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, ungrouped.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, Metal-rich meteorites, and Ungrouped irons
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Writeup from MB 82:

Ban Rong Du

Phetchabun, Thailand

Fell 1993 June 13, 20:30 local time (12:30 UT)

Iron, coarse octahedrite (ungrouped)

A 16.7 kg iron meteorite was collected by Mr. Saree Ragkon and Mrs. Kumla Ragkon from the bottom of a 110 cm deep hole in sandy soil.  The meteorite was observed to fall at a steep angle, coming from the southwest. Classification and description (J. T. Wasson, UCLA; Prinya Putthapiban and Sirot Salyapongse, DMRT):  bandwidth, 1.9 mm; bulk Ni, 7.90 wt%; Co, 0.572 wt%; Ga, 22.5 ppm; Ge, 54.7 ppm; As, 12.7 ppm; Ir, 4.13 ppm; Pt, 27 ppm; see Royal Thai Dept. Min. Res. (1993).  Specimens:  main mass with finder; type specimen, 4.5 g, UCLA; ~20 g, DMRT (contact Dr. Prinya Putthapiban).

Institutions
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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
DMRT: Geological Survey Division, Department of Mineral Resources, Rama VI Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 82, MAPS 33, A221-A240 (1998)
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Don Edwards   
Geography:

Thailand
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (16° 40'N, 101° 11'E)
     Recommended::   (16° 40'N, 101° 11'E)

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     This is the only approved meteorite from Phetchabun, Thailand
     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Thailand
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