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Songyuan
Basic information Name: Songyuan
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1993
Country: China
Mass:help 36.9 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10992 approved meteorites (plus 6 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 84:

Songyuan

Jilin Province , China

Fell 1993 August 15, 14:30–15:00 local time

Ordinary chondrite (L6)

Four meteorites were recovered within a 10 km2 area shortly after falling in the countryside of Fuyu in Songyuan city.  Individual masses were 28 kg, unknown, 6.4 kg, and 2.5 kg.  The largest object created a pit 60 cm deep. Classification and mineralogy (A. Rubin, UCLA):  olivine, Fa24.4±0.3; shock stage, S2.  Specimens:  type specimen, 95.6 g, UCLA; 6.4 kg stone split evenly between Morgan and Reed; main mass, Fuyu.

Institutions
   and collections
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Fuyu: Fuyu Museum, 21, Changning Nan Street, Ningjiang District, Songyuan 138001, Jilin Province, China (institutional address)
Reed: Blaine Reed, P.O. Box 1141, Delta, CO 81416, United States; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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Matt Morgan   
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Jay Piatek   
Phil Schmitz   
Robert Zdancewicz   
Wang Ziyao                     
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (45° 15'N, 125° 0'E)
     Recommended::   (45° 15'N, 125° 0'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites from Jilin, China
     This is 1 of 376 approved meteorites from China (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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