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Changde
Basic information Name: Changde
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1977
Country: China
Mass:help 1810 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 55  (1978)  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 55:
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FALL OF THE CHANGDE, CHINA, STONE METEORITE

Name : CHANGDE

Place of fall: Near the town of Changde, Hunan Province, China.

29°05'N., 111°45'E.

Date of fall: March 11, 1977, at about 11.54 hrs.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5). Total iron 28.21 wt. %.

Number of individual

specimens: 11

Total weight: 1.81 kg

Circumstances of fall: After a fireball and sonic effects likened to thunder, a shower of stones fell within an elliptical area 6 km by 4 km, the major axis being inclined N 10°W.-S 10°E. The largest stones were found in the southern portion of this area. The largest mass weighed 900 g, the smallest 11.8 g.

Source: D. Wang, Z. Ouyan and J. Cao, 1977. Mineralogy, petrology, and chemical composition of the Changde meteorite shower. Geochimica No. 4, 288-296.

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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:   (29° 5'N, 111° 45'E)
     Recommended::   (29° 5'N, 111° 45'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Hunan, China
     This is 1 of 265 approved meteorites from China (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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