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Gyarub Zangbo
Basic information Name: Gyarub Zangbo
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: unknown
Country: China
Mass:help 17.61 kg
Recommended:  Pallasite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 74 approved meteorites classified as Pallasite.   [show all]
Search for other: Metal-rich meteorites, Pallasites
Comments: Approved 13 Mar 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Gyarub Zangbo        33.126°N, 87.079°E

Xizang, China

Find: 2020 Oct

Classification: Pallasite

History: In October 2020 exploration by Mr. G. Tulga on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in the Qiangtang uninhabited area NE of Gyarub Zangbo resulted in the discovery of many disaggregated fragments composed of olivine+metal at 33.126°N, 87.079°E, as well as a much larger single metal-rich specimen nearby at 33.127°N, 87.080°E. All of this material was purchased by Ziyao Wang in October and November, 2020.

Physical characteristics: The material is composed of dark brown olivine and metal in variable proportions from specimen to specimen.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Coarse grained aggregate (mean grainsize ~5 mm) with simple mineralogy of olivine and metal (both kamacite and taenite).

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa21.6-22.8, FeO/MnO = 61-72, N = 4).

Classification: Pallasite.

Specimens: 120 g including two polished endcuts at UWB; remainder with WangZ.

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Place of purchase:China
Date:2020 Oct
Mass (g):17614
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):21.6-22.8
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and P. Carpenter, WUSL
Type spec mass (g):120.0
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:WangZ
Finder:G. Tulga
Comments:Work names WZY-01, WZY-10; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
WUSL: Washington Univ., One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
WangZ: Ziyao Wang, Hebei GEO University North Campus, Huai An dong road 127, Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province , China (private address; updated 25 Jun 2021)
References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F.M., Grossman J., Bouvier A., Chabot N.L., D'Orazio M., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Komatsu M., Miao B., and Schrader D. (2022) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 110. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 1-4
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     Recommended::   (33° 7' 34"N, 87° 4' 44"E)

     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Xizang, China (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 455 approved meteorites from China (plus 10 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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