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Ningbo
Basic information Name: Ningbo
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1975
Country: China
Mass:help 14.25 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 55  (1978)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IVA
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IVA
Recommended:  Iron, IVA    [explanation]

This is 1 of 77 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IVA.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, IVA irons, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 55:
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FALL OF THE NINGBO, CHINA, IRON METEORITE

Name: NINGBO

Place of fall: Near Ningbo, Chekiang province, China.

29°54'N., 121°33'E.

Date of fall: 4 October 1975, 1220 hrs.

Class and type: Iron.

Total weight: 14.3 kg

Source: S. Song, R. Li and Z. Zhon, 1976.γ-ray spectro­metric measurements on the Ningbo iron meteor­ite for its radioactive species produced by cosmic rays. Geochimica pp. 273-278 (in Chinese, with English abstract). See also Mineralogical Abstracts 78,749.

Note: In the Times Atlas, Ningbo is called Ningpo, Chekiang Province, China. In the current transliter­ation Ningbo is favoured.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 55, Meteoritics 13, 327-352 (1978)
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (29° 54'N, 121° 33'E)
     Recommended::   (29° 52'N, 121° 29'E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 7.4 km apart

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     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Zhejiang, China
     This is 1 of 236 approved meteorites from China (plus 8 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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