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The Fukang Meteorite

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The Fukang meteorite is a meteorite that was found in the mountains near Fukang, China in 2000. It is a pallasite—a type of stony–iron meteorite with striking olivine crystals.In 2000 near Fukang (China), a Chinese dealer got a 1,003 kilograms (2,210 lb) mass from Xinjiang Province, China. He removed from the main mass about 20 kilograms (44 lb) and in February 2005 the meteorite was taken to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. There it was seen by Dante Lauretta of University of Arizona. Afterwards the mass was investigated by D.S. Lauretta, D. Hill, M. Killgore, D. Della-Giustina and Y. Goreva at Southwest Meteorite Center, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona in Tucson.


Fukang Meteorite

Fukang Meteorite

Fukang Meteorite


Fukang Meteorite

Fukang Meteorite

Fukang Meteorite

Fukang Meteorite

Fukang Meteorite

Fukang Meteorite




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