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2021 Fall Date Project

The MPOD Caretakers want to present meteorite falls on their fall dates. For example, Sikhote Aline on 12 February.

This Project will not dip into the MPOD archives so the Caretakers will appreciate anything you can contribute.

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Zaoyang   contributed by Jnmczurich, IMCA 2391   MetBul Link

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41.8 grams.   H5

TKW 14.25 kg. Observed fall 18 October 1984, Zaoyang, Hubei, Zaoyang Co., China.


Jnmczurich writes:
A fireball was seen traveling from SW to NE and a single mass of 14.15 kg was recovered, Met. Bull. 65, Meteoritics, 1987, 22, p. 162. H5 chondrite, S4, Fa 18.3, Fs 16.1, Fetot 28.3%

Superb fresh fragment with large polished face, 41.8 g, university trade 2008

The close-up images are 6 x 8 mm

Not often found in private collections.
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Found at the arrow (green or red) on the map below


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Bernd Pauli
 10/18/2021 5:17:14 AM
Wang D. et al. (1986) Petrology of nine ordinary chondrite falls from China (Meteoritics 22-1, 1987, 97-104): Zaoyang is completely unweathered; it has a moderately recrystallized texture, but chondrules are still readily delineated. Silicate grains are fractured and exhibit undulose extinction; however, maskelynite is absent.

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