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Meteorite Collection by CHINARE in Antarctica

XIA Zhipeng1,2MIAO Bingkui1,2ZHANG Jie3ZHAO Keyang1,2SUN Yunlong1,2
1 Guangxi Key University’s Laboratory of Planetary Geological Evolution,Guilin University of Technology,Guilin 541004,China2 Guangxi Scientific Experiment Center of Mining,Metallurgy and Environment,Guilin University of Technology,Guilin 541004,China3 Polar Research Institute of China,Shanghai 200136,China


Published:Aug. 2017

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Key Words:

Antarctica,Grove Mountains,CHINARE,Meteorite


A total of 12,665 meteorites (field samples) have been collected by Chinese National Antarctic Research Expedition (CHINARE) during seven polar seasons in the Grove Mountains, Antarctica. From 2005, with support from the National Specimen Information Infrastructure under the National Science and Technology Infrastructures Project, a number of scientific research organizations started to classify these Antarctic meteorites and to collect digitized information on the meteorite samples. 3175 GRV meteorites have been classified and also approved by the Meteorite Nomenclature Committee of the Meteoritical Society and registered in the Meteoritical Bulletin. This dataset is consisted of three group files: (1) a data sheet in .xls format including data on the collection of the meteorite and the laboratory analyses (e.g. the location of the find, the name of the finder, the meteorite type and mass, the degree of weathering, the level of shock metamorphism, and the main mineral and chemical compositions); (2) .kml format data file records the geographic positions of each of meteorite samples found; (3) .shp format data file records the both geographic positions and attribute information of each of the 3147 meteoritic samples. The compressed data size is 1.24MB.Browse

Foundation Item:

Ministry of Science and Technology, P.R. China (2005DKA21406); National Natural Science Foundation of China (41173077); Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (AD16450001)

Data Citation:

XIA Zhipeng, MIAO Bingkui, ZHANG Jie, ZHAO Keyang, SUN Yunlong. Meteorite Collection by CHINARE in Antarctica[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2017.

Xia, Z. P., Miao, B. K., Zhao, K. Y., et al. Meteorite collection by CHINARE in Antarctica [J]. Journal of Global Change Data & Discovery, 2017, 1(3): 331-335. DOI: 10.3974/geodp.2017.03.12.

Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 MeteoritesAntarcticaCHINARE.kml 959.24KB
2 MeteoritesAntarcticaCHINARE.rar 312.42KB