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Raoyang
Basic information Name: Raoyang
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1919
Country: China
Mass:help 4.91 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 65  (1987)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  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 65:
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FALL OF THE RAOYANG, CHINA, STONY METEORITE

Name: RAOYANG

Place of fall: Raoyang County, Hebei province, China. 38°18'N., 115°49'E.

Date of fall: 1919, about 1700 hrs.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). Olivine Fa24.5.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 4910 g

Circumstances of fall: Not reported.

Source: S. Wang, Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing, China; D. Wang, A.E. Rubin and J.T. Wasson, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA. Main mass at the Purple Mountain Observatory.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 65, Meteoritics 22, 157-163 (1987)
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (38° 18'N, 115° 49'E)
     Recommended::   (38° 12'N, 115° 42'E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 15.1 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Hebei, China
     This is 1 of 263 approved meteorites from China (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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