Established 1982


Updated 5 July 2012

JUANCHENG, China - Witnessed Fall  

This H5 chondrite caused a tremendous sensation in China when it fell on 15 February 1997 near the village of Heze in Juancheng County. Local Chinese peasants picked up several hundred fresh specimens along the Yangtze River shortly after the fall. Because so many stones were retained by the locals and given to government officials, the total weight of the fall will never be known. Specimens offered here are fresh, picked up shortly after the fall, and are not like most of the pieces on the market today which were found later and show signs of rust. Note the beautiful brecciation on the partial slices. There is documentation that at least one stone went through a dwelling roof.

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18.7 grams, crust, $56.10

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20.7 grams broken stone with crust $

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17.3 grams full slice, crust all around, $51.90

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15.7 grams, end cut, crust, $47.10

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19.0 grams, SOLD, broken stone with100% crust on exterior

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17.5 grams, complete stone, 100% crusted, SOLD

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