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Changde meteorite, Wuling District, Changde, Hunan, Chinai
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Changde meteoriteMeteorite Fall Location
Wuling DistrictDistrict

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 29° 5' North , 111° 45' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 29.08333,111.75000
GeoHash:G#: wmpmqymye
Locality type:Meteorite Fall Location
Meteorite Class:H5 chondrite meteorite
Meteoritical Society Class:H5
Metbull:View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate

H5 Chondrite
Fell March 11, 1977, at about 11:54 h.

11 stones weighing between 11.8 g and 900 g were recovered from a 6 km x 4 km elliptical area.

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1 valid mineral.

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Formula: MgSiO3
Reference: Wang, D., Ouyang, Z., and Cao, J. (1977): Geochimica 4, 288-296.
Enstatite var: Bronzite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Reference: Wang, D., Ouyang, Z., and Cao, J. (1977): Geochimica 4, 288-296.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Wang, D., Ouyang, Z., and Cao, J. (1977): Geochimica 4, 288-296.
'H5 chondrite meteorite'
Reference: Meteoritical Society Database

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 9 - Silicates
var: Bronzite9.DA.05(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Fayalite-Forsterite Series-
H5 chondrite meteorite-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
var: Bronzite-(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'H5 chondrite meteorite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

O Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
O EnstatiteMgSiO3
Mg Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Mg EnstatiteMgSiO3
Si Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Si EnstatiteMgSiO3
Fe Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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2.588 - 23.03 Ma

ID: 3184507
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

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- Wang, D., Ouyang, Z., and Cao, J. (1977): Mineralogy, petrology, and chemical composition of the Changde meteorite shower. Geochimica 4, 288-296 (in Chinese with English abstract).

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