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Qidong
Basic information Name: Qidong
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1982
Country: China
Mass:help 1275 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 65  (1987)  L5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L/LL5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L/LL5-an
Recommended:  L/LL5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 16 approved meteorites classified as L/LL5.   [show all]
Search for other: L/LL chondrites, L/LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7), L chondrites, LL chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites
Comments: Revised 12 Dec 2008: Removed anomalous designation, which doesn't seem to have a reason
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Writeup from MB 65:
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FALL OF THE QIDONG, CHINA, STONY METEORITE

Name: QIDONG

Place of fall: Qidong County, Jiangsu province, China. 32-05'N., 121'30'E.

Date of fall: July 2,1982,1745 hrs.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5). Possibly LL5, olivine Fa25.7.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 1275 g

Circumstances of fall: Not reported.

Source: S. Wang, Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing, China; D. Wang, A.E. Rubin and J.T. Wasson, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA. Main mass at the Purple Mountain Observatory, Academia Sinica, Nanjing, China.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 65, Meteoritics 22, 157-163 (1987)
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (32° 5'N, 121° 30'E)
     Recommended::   (32° 5'N, 121° 30'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 11 approved meteorites from Jiangsu, China
     This is 1 of 139 approved meteorites from China (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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