Shandong Province, China
Fell 1997 February 15, 23:23:35 Beijing time (15:23:35 UT)
Ordinary chondrite (H5)
A shower of small stones (>1000 individuals) fell near the Yellow River after a brilliant
fireball with smoke and sparks terminated in a loud, resonating explosion. The fall ellipse
measured ~10.5 ´ 4.3 km, oriented east-west. The largest recovered piece weighed 2.7 kg, and
the total mass is >100 kg. One fragment was reported to have penetrated a roof and landed in
a pot on a stove. This meteorite has been widely traded and sold under the unofficial name
Heze. Classification and mineralogy (Chen Yonghen and Wang Daode, GIG; Wang Ruitian, HBS; A.
Rubin, UCLA;): olivine, Fa19.0–19.2; pyroxene, Fs16.9Wo0.1; plagioclase heterogeneous,
An9–33Ab63–84Or3–12; kamacite contains 0.36–0.47 wt% Co; shock stage S2.
Name : Juancheng Class : Chondrite H5 S2/W0 Region: Shandong Province, China Date : Fall: 15.02.1997, 23:23 TKW : +100kg