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Zaoyang
Basic information Name: Zaoyang
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1984
Country: China
Mass:help 14.25 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 65  (1987)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8927 approved meteorites (plus 11 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 65:
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FALL OF THE ZAOYANG, CHINA, STONY METEORITE

Name: ZAOYANG

Place of fall: Zaoyang County, Hubei province, China.

32°18'N., 112°45'E.

Date of fall: October 18, 1984, 1815 hrs.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5). Olivine Fa24.4.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 14.15 kg

Circumstances of fall: A fireball was seen travelling from SW to NE.

Source: D. Wang, Institute of Geochemistry, Academica Sinica, Guiyang, China; A.E. Rubin and J.T. Wasson, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA. The material is now held by the Institute of Geochemistry, Academia Sinica, Guiyang, China.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 65, Meteoritics 22, 157-163 (1987)
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (32° 18'N, 112° 45'E)
     Recommended::   (32° 18'N, 112° 45'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites from Hubei, China
     This is 1 of 238 approved meteorites from China (plus 8 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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