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Chadong
Basic information Name: Chadong
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1998
Country: China
Mass:help 3.7 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10712 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 85:

Chadong

Hunan Province, China

Fell 1998 September 17, ~19:00 local time

Ordinary chondrite (L6)

A 3.7 kg stone was recovered near Shiniu village (coordinates given above) and Chadong town in Huayuan County by a farmer who had observed the meteorite to fall. Mineralogy and classification (A. Bischoff, Mün): olivine, Fa24.2; pyroxene, Fs20.7; shock stage, S3; weathering grade, W0/1. Specimens: main mass, MFarmer; type specimen, 3 g, Mün; 14 g, Heinlein.

Institutions
   and collections
MFarmer: Michael Farmer, P.O. Box 86059, Tucson, AZ 85754-6059, United States; Website (private address)
Heinlein: Dieter Heinlein, Lilienstrasse 3, 86156 Augsburg, Germany; Website (private address)
Mün: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Don Edwards   
Mike Farmer      
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Andreas Grünemeyer   
David Hardy   
Jay Piatek   
Wang Ziyao                        
Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (28° 32'N, 109° 19'E)
     Recommended::   (28° 32'N, 109° 19'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Hunan, China
     This is 1 of 263 approved meteorites from China (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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