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Laochenzhen
Basic information Name: Laochenzhen
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1987
Country: China
Mass:help 14.25 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 68  (1990)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9440 approved meteorites (plus 11 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 68:
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Laochenzhen

Shenqiu County, Henan Province, China

Fell 23 February 1987, 0300 hr

Stone. Ordinary chondrite (H5).

After detonations, a single mass weighing 14.25 kg fell in Yangwa village of Laochenzhen town; classification, olivine Fa19.1, D. Wang, Institute of Geochemistry, Academia Sinica, Guiyang, Guizhou, China, pers. comm., 1989.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 68, Meteoritics 25, 59-70 (1990)
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33° 8'N, 115° 10'E)
     Recommended::   (33° 8'N, 115° 10'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Henan, China
     This is 1 of 265 approved meteorites from China (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonymshelp: Laocheng (In NHM Cat)
Laocheng-zhen (From MetBase)

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