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Sixiangkou
Basic information Name: Sixiangkou
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1989
Country: China
Mass:help 630 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 69  (1990)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6319 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [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 69:
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Sixiangkou

Jiangsu, China

Fell August 15, 1989, 2153 hr (Beijing Summer Time)

Stone. Ordinary chondrite, veined (L6)

After a sonic boom a meteorite hit the roof of Mr. Luan Jianzhong's house in Sixiangkou. Four stones (300 g, 205 g, 75 g, 50 g) were recovered from the roof, a vegetable field and the roadside. Information and classification by Wang Sichao, Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing, 210008, China. Olivine Fa24, analyst Zhang Shujun, Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing. Main mass at Purple Mountain Observatory, Academia Sinica. Nanjing, P.R.C.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 69, Meteoritics 25, 237-239 (1990)
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (32° 26'N, 119° 52'E)
     Recommended::   (32° 26'N, 119° 52'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 11 approved meteorites from Jiangsu, China
     This is 1 of 289 approved meteorites from China (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonymshelp: Sixiangzhen (From MetBase)
Taizhou (From MetBase)

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