Nandan, Guangxi, China
Nantan is now spelled Nandan, Guangxi, China, Meteor shower
reported in the records of the Ming Dynasty but were not recognized
as meteorites until much later. They were identified in 1958
when China needed a lot of steel to construct "New China".
During this period, everyone was told to look for iron ore. Even
cooking woks were melted in back yards to produce steel. Some
farmers were lucky to find heavy rocks rich with iron in Nantan.
Unfortunately, the "iron ores" would not melt. This
puzzled the local people, and they reported it to the government.
Geologists arrived to study the rocks, which they determined
were iron meteorites. Clear molten surfaces. Composition 84.6%
Iron, 6-7% Nickel.