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Zhaoping
Basic information Name: Zhaoping
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1983
Country: China
Mass:help 2 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:

Zhaoping        24°14’N, 111°11’E

Zhaoping County, Guangdong province, China

Found: June 1983

Classification: Iron meteorite (IAB complex)

History: Discovered in Zhaoping County, Guangdong province.

Physical characteristics: The egg-shaped mass weighs about 2 tons and is about 120 cm long, with a maximum diameter of 65 cm.

Petrography: Shows a coarse Widmanstätten structure and numerous Neumann lines. Minor phases include schreibersite, troilite, graphite, and ferrous phosphate. Average bandwidth 1.94 mm.

Geochemistry: Bulk composition by INAA: Ni 93.4 mg/g, Ga 85.9 μg/g, Ge 418 μg/g, Co 5.24 mg/g, Ir 1.94 μg/g, W 0.774 μg/g, and Au 1.62 μg/g.

Classification: Composition plots in IAB complex fields. Similar in composition to Udei Station grouplet, and close to the low-Au, low-Ni grouplet.

Specimens: 160 g type specimen at PMO. The main mass still resides in the field of Huangyao Village, Zhaoping County, Guangdong province, China.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1942:
State/Prov/County:Zhaoping County, Guangdong province
Date:June 1983
Latitude:24°14'N
Longitude:111°11'E
Mass (g):2000000
Pieces:1
Class:Iron, IAB complex
Classifier:Weibiao Hsu, PMO
Type spec mass (g):160 g
Type spec location:PMO
Main mass:Huangyao Village of Zhaoping County
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::   (24° 14'N, 111° 11'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites from Guangxi, China
     This is 1 of 366 approved meteorites from China (plus 14 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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