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St.-Chinian
Basic information Name: St.-Chinian
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1959
Country: France
Mass:help 134.3 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 19  (1960)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11310 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)
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Writeup from MB 19:
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FALL OF SAINT-CHINIAN STONY METEORITE, FRANCE

Name : SAINT-CHINIAN.

The place of fall or discovery: near Camprafaud and Sorteilho in the proximity of Saint-Chinian, Depart­ment of Hérault, France.

Date of fall or discovery: FALL, December 25, 1959, between 15,4 and 15,5 hrs.

Class and type: STONY, chondrite, crystalline.

The number of individual specimens: 2 found.

Total weight: 134.3 g.

The circumstances of the fall or discovery: the fall of the meteorite was accompanied by the flight of a bright bolide which left dust train. The sound of a clap and rumbling were heard and 1-3 minutes after the bolide disappeared. the sound of the meteorites striking the earth was heard. The bolide was observed by many eyewitness. One of them saw the meteorite weighing 77 g fall near Camprofo and another, the meteorite weighing 57.3 g near Sorteilho.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 19, Moscow (1960)
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Geography:

France
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (43° 26'N, 2° 57'E)
     Recommended::   (43° 26'N, 2° 57'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Languedoc-Roussillon, France
     This is 1 of 77 approved meteorites from France (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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