Suizhou, 1986 Hubei China Fall, L6 Chondrite, Micromount

$5.00

On April 15, 1986, a bolide exploded over a town in the Hubei province of China. The strewnfield was large and extended over a mix of populated and unpopulated areas. Initially, only 12 sizeable stones were recovered, but subsequent recoveries have increased the TKW. Suizhou has been classified as an L6 chondrite.

Refer to the photo. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing a small fragment like the one shown. Your purchase will include a labeled gemjar for safe storage.

From the Meteoritical Bulletin entry on Suizhou :

FALL OF THE SUIZHOU, CHINA, STONY METEORITE

Name: SUIZHOU

Place of fall: Suizhou County, Hubei province, China.

31°43'N., 113°23'E.

Date of fall: April 15, 1986, 1850 hrs.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). Olivine Fa24.6.

Number of individual

specimens: 12, approximately

Total weight: 70 kg, approximately

Circumstances of fall: Not reported.

Source: D. Wang, Institute of Geochemistry, Academia Sinica, Guiyang, China; A.E. Rubin and J.T. Wasson, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA. Some material now held by the Institute of Geochemistry, Academia Sinica, Guiyang, China