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Guangrao
Basic information Name: Guangrao
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1980
Country: China
Mass:help 1900 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 61  (1983)  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)
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 60:
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FALL OF THE GUANGRAO, CHINA, STONY METEORITE

Name: GUANGRAO

Place of fall: Guangrao County, Shandong, China.

31°6'N., 118°24'E.

Date of fall: June 21, 1980, 1615 hrs.

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

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 1.8 kg

Circumstances of fall: Not reported.

Source: D. Wang, W. Hou and X. Zhou. 1981. The Guangrao olivine hypersthene chondrite. Meteoritics 16, 306, abs.


Writeup from MB 61:
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FALL OF THE GUANGRAO, CHINA, STONY METEORITE

Correction

Amended co-ordinates: 37°6'N., 118°24'E.

Amended olivine

composition: Fa24.2.

Source: Z. Ouyang, private communication, 1982.

Initially reported: Meteoritical Bulletin, 1982, (60), in Meteoritics, 1982, 17, 94.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 60, Meteoritics 17, 93-97 (1982)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 61, Meteoritics 18, 77-83 (1983)
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (37° 6'N, 118° 24'E)
     Recommended::   (37° 6'N, 118° 24'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Shandong, China (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 263 approved meteorites from China (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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