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Basic information Name: Fuhe
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1945
Country: China
Mass:help 23 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8487 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 12 Oct 2010
Writeup from MB 99:

Fuhe        31°28’32"N, 113°34’01"E

Suizhou City, Hubei Province, China

Fell: June 1945

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

History: In June, 1945, a stone fell into the backyard of Mr. Chen, who lived in Dongjiagang village, Fuhe town, Suizhou city, Hubei province, China. The stone was left in the yard for many years and later mounted on a wall. The grandson of the finder noticed the unusual character of the stone and brought it to China University of Geosciences at Wuhan for identification in April, 2010.

Physical characteristics: Total mass of the stone is 23 kg. Most fusion crust has been weathered, but a few black patches remain. The outer 2 to 3 cm of the stone is weathered, as seen in cross section.

Petrography: Well-defined chondrules range in size from 400 to 1200 μm with barred olivine chondrules being most abundant. Shock veins are visible in hand specimen. There are several clasts of chromite fragments set in plagioclase groundmass.

Geochemistry: Xiao Long (CUG) EMP: Olivine (Fa24.20±0.26); pyroxene (Fs22.12±0.98Wo1.49±0.23).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

Specimens: A mass of 2.3 kg is on deposit at CUG. Mr. Jun Chen holds the main mass.

Data from:
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State/Prov/County:Suizhou City, Hubei Province
Date:June 1945
Mass (g):23000
Shock stage:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):24.20±0.26
Ferrosilite (mol%):22.12±0.98
Wollastonite (mol%):1.49±0.23
Classifier:W. Hsu (PMO)
Type spec mass (g):2300
Type spec location:CUG
Main mass:Jun Chen
Comments:Submitted by W. Hsu
   and collections
CUG: Planetary Science Institute, School of Earth Sciences China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) 388 Lumo Road, Wuhan, Hubei 430074, P. R. China, China (institutional address; updated 4 Feb 2019)
PMO: Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing, China (institutional address; updated 16 Dec 2011)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
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     This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites from Hubei, China
     This is 1 of 455 approved meteorites from China (plus 10 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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