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Ban Rong Du meteorite, Phetchabun Province, Thailand

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 16° 40' North , 101° 11' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 16.6666666667, 101.183333333
Other regions containing this locality:Asia

Iron meteorite, Octahedrite (I-ung, Og)
Fell, 13 June 1993 18.7 kg

An iron meteorite (Ni 7.9 %, Co 0.56%) was recovered from a 1.1 m deep hole in sandy soil. A small sample of the meteorite has been utilized for classification purposes, but otherwise it has received minimal attention in published scientific literature.

Ban Rong Du is one of only 4 witnessed I-ung falls. Ungrouped irons constitute ~11% of the more than 1000 recovered and classified iron meteorites. The main mass is with the finder.

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Wasson, J.T., Choi, B.-G., Jerde, E.A. & Ulff-Moller, F. (1998) Chemical classification of iron meteorites XII. New members of the magmatic groups. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 62: 715–724. (Feb 1998)

Grossman, J. N. (1998). The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 82, 1998 July. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 33 (4,Suppl.): A221-239. (July 1998).

Grady, M. M. (2000) Catalogue of Meteorites (5/e). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, New York, Oakleigh, Madrid, Cape Town. 690 pages.

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