The Jilin meteorite is the most massive fall of stony meteorites on record; it happened near Jilin in Manchuria, northeastern China (44°
0' N, 126° 0' E) on March 8, 1976. Of the four tons of fragments of the
type H5 chondrite recovered, one piece
weighed 1.77 tons, produced an impact pit 6 meters deep (only a couple of
hundred meters from the nearest house), and is the largest single fragment
of stony meteorite ever found.
|Fragment of Jilin meteorite (176