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Renqiu
Basic information Name: Renqiu
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1916
Country: China
Mass:help 355 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 55  (1978)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10720 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 55:
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THE FALL OF THE RENQIU, CHINA, STONY METEORITE

Name: RENQIU

Place of fall: Near the town of Renqiu, Hopeh Province, China.

38°40'N., 116°08'E.

Date of fall: 1916, March 23. 1600 hrs. recognised 1975.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). Total iron = 21.23 wt %.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 300 g

Circumstances of fall: The stone was recovered from an old man whose grandfather had- kept the stone since its fall.

Source: D. Wang, X. Xie and S. Yi, 1977. The Renqiu chondrite. Geochimica No. 4, 297-299.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 55, Meteoritics 13, 327-352 (1978)
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (38° 40'N, 116° 8'E)
     Recommended::   (38° 40'N, 116° 8'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Hebei, China
     This is 1 of 289 approved meteorites from China (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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