Zhongxiang Meteorite

Zhongxiang Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Zhongxiang
  • Year Discovered: 1981
  • Approximate Recovery Location: 6G22+22 Wenjizhen, Zhongxiang, Jingmen, Hubei, China
  • Precise Recovery Location: (31.2, 112.5)
  • Mass: 100000 grams
  • Classification: Iron
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Zhongxiang Meteorite

The Zhongxiang meteorite was discovered in 1981. It was recovered in 6G22+22 Wenjizhen, Zhongxiang, Jingmen, Hubei, China (31.2, 112.5). It has a mass of 100000 grams.

Zhongxiang is considered a “Valid” meteorite. “Valid” meteorites are typical meteorites with average weathering, while “relict” meteorites are those that have been extremely altered, either due to weathering over time or human intervention.

Zhongxiang’s official classification is Iron. The classification “Iron” refers to a type of meteorite primarily composed of iron and nickel metals, but it hasn’t been fully categorized into specific subtypes or classes within the iron meteorite group. These meteorites are mainly formed from molten metal that has solidified.

The Zhongxiang meteorite is a “Found” meteorite. Meteorites are classified as “falls” if they were observed falling and recovered, while “finds” are those discovered later, often weathered by longer exposure to Earth’s environment and without a record of being seen as they fell.

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Last Updated: 1/18/24

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