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Lixian
Basic information Name: Lixian
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: China
Mass:help 43 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  Iron, IIAB
Recommended:  Iron, IIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 134 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 12 Sep 2012
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Writeup from MB 101:

Lixian        29°51.1’N, 111°35.9’E

Hunan, China

Found: 2005 Apr

Classification: Iron meteorite (IIAB)

History: A farmer discovered a rusted iron mass while plowing his field in Shunquiao village in April 2005. Three years later a specimen was provided to Bartoschewitz for classification.

Physical characteristics: One rusty iron mass of about 43 kg.

Petrography: The meteorite shows a coarse Widmannstätten pattern with bandwidth of 10-25 mm. Contains troilite and troilite-graphite inclusions. Kamacite presents Neumann lines and high density of rhabdite precipitates, while schreibersite often occurs at kamacite boundaries.

Geochemistry: The composition (C. Meyer, H. Becker, FUB, by ICP-MS) of the metal is Co = 0.47, Ni = 5.40 (both in weight-%); Cu = 132.3, Ga = 60, W = 1.7, Ir = 0.46, Pt = 14.86 (all in ppm). XRF (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) shows Co = 0.45, Ni = 6.06 Ni (both in wt%).

Classification: Iron (IIAB, coarsest octahedrite).

Specimens: Type specimens 19 g Kiel and 1.1 g FUB, 5 g Bart

Data from:
  MB101
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Hunan
Origin or pseudonym:Field in Shunqiao village
Date:2005 Apr
Latitude:29°51.1'N
Longitude:111°35.9'E
Mass (g):43000
Pieces:1
Class:Iron, IIAB
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):20.1
Type spec location:Kiel, FUB
Main mass:anonymous
Finder:anonymous
Comments:Submitted by Bartoschewitz
Institutions
   and collections
Kiel: Geologisches und Mineralogisches Museum, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Ludewig-Mayn-Str. 10, D-24118 Kiel, Germany, Germany (institutional address; updated 13 Sep 2013)
FUB: Freie Universität Berlin, Inst. für Geologische Wissenschaften, Malteserstrasse 74-100, D-12249 Berlin, Germany, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Aug 2012)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Lehmweg 53, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 4 Aug 2013)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (29° 51' 6"N, 111° 35' 54"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Hunan, China
     This is 1 of 263 approved meteorites from China (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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