The fall of the meteorite Nantan was observed in 1516, although the pieces that we can see today were recovered from the year 1958 on, when they tried to melt them for their use in the growing industrialization of the Asian country.
The meteorite exploded during its passage through the atmosphere and the pieces were scattered in a field of 28 kilometres long and 8 kilometres wide, near the city of Nantan, Guangxi (China)
Description and classification:
The Nantan meteorite was classified as an IIICD in 2000, but it was reclassified as an IAB-MG in 2006. 9,500 kilograms (20,900 pounds) were recovered, the largest fragment has a mass of 2,000 kg (4,400 lb). Most of the fragments show strong signs of weathering, due to the long time that it took to recover them. Meteoric iron has a concentration of 6.96% nickel.
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