METEORITE GARDEN Since 2006

Juancheng

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;)

I visited the falling area for 3 times, and walked all of the villages located in the falling ellipse acompanied by my good friend Professor Wang Ruitian (Heze Seismic Bureau), mentioned above. Except got some interesting Juancheng individuals, I also purchased a wood gate which had been impacted by a meteorite during the Juancheng Shower (please view more photoes in my "Meteorite Adventures").