[meteorite-list] Jilin meteorite

From: Bofang Li <meteoritegarden_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 09:42:24 +0800
Message-ID: <CAH-+Jb2=POmu3WF3v0vvQ+fP1QtwC8ZmC7o9-tOYx3wFQEaE6g_at_mail.gmail.com>

Hi Ron and all,
Yes, Jilin is the largest chondrite witnessed fall in the world. Its
strewn field is larger than 100 km X 12 km, covering 2 counties of the
Jilin city, Jilin province.
Here is a link regarding the photo of the 1770 kg individual deposited
at Jilin meteorite museum:
MetSoc member
IMCA #1371

On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 8:42 AM, Ron Baalke <baalke at zagami.jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:
> Hi,
> I believe the largest single stony meteorite ever found was a 1770kg
> fragment from the Jilin meteorite fall. On March 8, 1976, a
> fireball with several explosions was observed in Jilin, China,
> followed by a shower of stones. About 4 tons of meteorite fragments
> were recovered including the record 1770kg fragment.
> Can someone confirm?
> Ron
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Received on Wed 16 Oct 2013 09:42:24 PM PDT

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