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Juancheng (H5)

3530' N., 11525' E.
Shandong Province, China
Fell 1997 February 15, 23:23:35 Beijing time (15:23:35 UT)
Ordinary chondrite (H5)

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. This meteorite has been widely traded and sold under the unofficial name Heze.
Specimens: 35 kg Darryl Pitt; 1 kg Zhijing Mountain Astronomical Observatory, Nanjing, People's Republic of China; 1 kg Beijing Astronomical Planetarium, Beijing, People's Republic of China.

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Exquisite individuals with 90 - 100% fusion crust.
Weight: 2g to 17g        Price: $ 4.00/g

3.68g   SOLD

Oriented Individuals
Weight: 1g to 3g        Price: $ 10/g

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