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Xifu
Basic information Name: Xifu
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: China
Mass:help 3 t
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  Iron, IAB complex 
Recommended:  Iron, IAB complex    [explanation]

This is 1 of 68 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IAB complex.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 6 Nov 2011
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Writeup from MB 100:

Xifu        36°18’N, 120°29’E

Qingdao city, Shandong province, China

Found: 18 May 2004

Classification: Iron meteorite (IAB complex)

History: The meteorite was excavated from ~3 m underground at a construction site in Xifu town, Qingdao city, Shandong province.

Physical characteristics: The specimen is cone-shaped (130 cm high, 260 cm perimeter at the base) and has a mass of about 3 tons.

Petrography: A coarsest octahedrite with bandwidth >3 mm. Neumann bands cross the kamacite in various orientations. Schreibersite present as grain-boundary precipitates and irregular inclusions. Carbides, graphite, and troilite not observed.

Geochemistry: Composition by INAA: Ni 74.1 mg/g, Ga 58.8 μg/g, Ge 150 μg/g Ge, W 0.913 μg/g, Re <110 ng/g, Ir <150 ng/g.

Classification: Composition is similar to IAB irons (Lin and Hsu, 2008).

Specimens: 40 g type specimen at PMO; main mass is preserved at a park in Xifu town. The Xifu town government has ownership.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1940:
State/Prov/County:Qingdao city, Shandong province
Origin or pseudonym:Farm land
Date:18 May 2004
Latitude:36°18'N
Longitude:120°29'E
Mass (g):3000000
Pieces:1
Class:Iron, IAB complex
Classifier:Weibiao Hsu, PMO
Type spec mass (g):40
Type spec location:PMO
Main mass:local government
Comments:Submitted by Weibiao Hsu
Institutions
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PMO: Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing, China (institutional address; updated 16 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (36° 18'N, 120° 29'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Shandong, China (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 271 approved meteorites from China (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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