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Juangcheng

Stone, chondrite, H5, W0
Shandong Province, China
Fall: February 15 1997, 23:23, Bejing time
TKW: >100kg
Individual 102.20 g

“A shower of small stones (>1000 individuals) fell near the Yellow River after a brilliant fireball with smoke and sparks terminated in a loud, resonating explosion. The fall ellipse measured ~10.5 x 4.3 km, oriented east-west. The largest recovered piece weighed 2.7 kg, and the total mass is >100 kg. One fragment was reported to have penetrated a roof and landed in a pot on a stove.” Met. Bull 82. This specimen is a kidney shaped individual with secondary fusion crust on four surfaces. The fall fresh fusion crust displays numerous delicate regmaglypts and flow features.
Inventory #

B-272

Date

October 4, 2015

Category

Chondrites, Stones, Witnessed Falls