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Hongshagang
Basic information Name: Hongshagang
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: China
Mass:help 128 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  H3
Recommended:  H3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 621 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H3.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 16 Dec 2013
Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Gansu
Origin or pseudonym:Gobi desert
Date:2013 Sept 6
Latitude:39°2.28'N
Longitude:102°29.98'E
Mass (g):128
Pieces:1
Class:H3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):16.1±2.4 (N=19)
Ferrosilite (mol%):11.6±5.6 (N=7)
Classifier:Li S., PMO
Type spec mass (g):128
Type spec location:PMO
Main mass:PMO
Finder:Wang Guoqing
Comments:Found by Mr. Wang in a Gobi desert area the village of Hongshagang, Jinchang county, Gansu province of China. Interior shows numerous well-defined chondrules. Fe,Ni metal grains partially oxidized.; submitted by W. Hsu
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PMO: Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing, China (institutional address; updated 16 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (39° 2' 17"N, 102° 29' 59"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 11 approved meteorites from Gansu, China
     This is 1 of 414 approved meteorites from China (plus 14 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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