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Chitenay
Basic information Name: Chitenay
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1978
Country: France
Mass:help 4 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 56  (1979)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11338 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)
Comments: Revised 4 Jan 2020: Coords from P.-M. Pelé
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Writeup from MB 56:
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FALL OF THE CHITENAY, FRANCE, STONY METEORITE

Name: CHITENAY

Place of fall: L'Ardoise, 2 km SW of Chitenay and 14 km south of Blois, Loir et Cher Department, France.

47°28'15"N., 0°58'36"W.

Date of fall: February 21, 1978, 1956 hrs.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).

Number of individual

specimens: 1, broken into two fragments

Total weight: About 4 kg

Circumstances of fall: The stone made a hole in a lawn close to the house of Colonel J. Gaucher. It was discovered at 0900 hrs. the following day. The fireball was observed by many people from different regions of France (Reims, Lyon, St. Etienne, St. Tropez, Toulouse, Bordeaux). Some observers reported that the fireball disrupted into two or three fragments.

Source: Mme. M. Christophe-Michael-Levy, Laboratoire de Mineralogie et Cristallographie, Universite Paris-VI, 4 Place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 56, Meteoritics 14, 161-175 (1979)
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Geography:

France
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (47° 28' 15"N, 0° 58' 36"E)
     Recommended::   (47° 28' 23"N, 1° 21' 26"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1.1 m apart
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 28.7 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites from Centre, France (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 77 approved meteorites from France (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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