|Basic information||Name: Jilin|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1976
Mass: 4 t
This is 1 of 8554 approved meteorites (plus 11 unapproved names) classified as H5. [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7), H chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites
Writeup from MB 59:
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THE FALL OF THE KIRIN, CHINA, STONY METEORITE
Place of fall: Northern part of the district of Kirin, Kirin Province, China.
Date of fall: 8 March 1976, 1500 hr.
Class and type: Stone. Olivine bronzite chondrite. Total Fe = 28.6 wt %.
Number of individual
Very large, 11 masses are individually recorded (see below), largest being of 1770 kg.
Total weight: About 4 tons (metric).
Circumstances of fall: At about 1500 hr on 8 March 1976 a red fireball moving SW was sighted by townspeople of Hsinglung (46°26'N., 127°05'E.). During flight there were several explosions and in the last stages of flight three distinct fireballs were observed. The meteorite fragments were scattered along an E-W trending strewnfield extending from 126°10'E. to 127° 10'E. The largest mass was recovered at 44°03'N., 126°10'E.
Source: Joint Investigating Group of the Kirin Meteorite Shower, Academia Sinica, 1976. A preliminary survey on the Kirin Meteorite shower. Scientica Sinica 20, 502-512. See also Mineralogical Abstracts 77, 2037.
Note: This meteorite has also been called JILIN. See Meteorite Research Group etc. 1976. Acta Geol. Sinica, 176-196. Mineralogical Abstracts 77, 3262.
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 59, Meteoritics 16, 193-199 (1981)|
This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites from Jilin, China
This is 1 of 225 approved meteorites from China (plus 8 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
Kirin (In NHM Cat)|
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