METEORITES PAGE 11
Updated 6 October 2016
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 can only be estimated. This is a very fresh and inexpensive witnessed fall.