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Zhaodong
Basic information Name: Zhaodong
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1984
Country: China
Mass:help 42 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 65  (1987)  L4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1492 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [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 ZHAODONG, CHINA, STONY METEORITE

Name: ZHAODONG

Place of fall: Zhaodong County, Heilongjiang province, China.

45°49'N., 125°55'E.

Date of fall: October 25, 1984, 1505 hrs.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L4). Olivine Fa24_4.

Number of individual

specimens: 4

Total weight: 42 kg

Circumstances of fall: A fireball was seen travelling from SW to NE. The four fragments recovered weigh 25 kg, 14.5 kg, 1.6 kg and 0.8 kg respectively.

Source: D. Wang, Institute of Geochemistry, Academica Sinica, Guiyang, China; A.E. Rubin and J.T. Wasson, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA. The material is currently held at the Institute of Geochemistry, Academia Sinica, Guiyang, China.

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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:   (45° 49'N, 125° 55'E)
     Recommended::   (45° 49'N, 125° 55'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Heilongjiang, China
     This is 1 of 238 approved meteorites from China (plus 8 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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