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9 grams.   Diogenite

TKW 3.28 kg. Observed fall 16 Sept 2016, Shaanxi, China.


Mike writes:
History: On 16 September 2016, at about 15:00 local time, many residents from several villages heard an airplane-like noise followed by three loud sonic booms. A woman in Mazichuan witnessed dusty smoke rising from a hillside 100 m away from her home. She went to the hillside and picked up a black stone in a hole. She then knocked off a corner of the stone and found greenish crystals inside. The stone was abandoned outside her yard and later picked up by her neighbor.

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Anne Black
 11/22/2019 1:09:22 PM
You are right Frank, it does look like Johnstown. Minus the funeral and Colorado. :-)
John Divelbiss
 11/22/2019 1:04:39 PM
WOW Mike... a truly gorgeous softball-sized Diogenite!!
Frank Cressy
 11/22/2019 10:12:54 AM
Awesome! Looks like Johnstown. Only thing better about the story would be a funeral taking place in the village when it fell. ;-)
Kally Wombacher
 11/22/2019 2:50:25 AM
Very nice Dio, only the cutting could be improved ;-)
Andreas Ruh
 11/22/2019 2:24:04 AM
Beautiful diogenite. Thanks for sharing, Michael.
Jesper G
 11/22/2019 2:16:57 AM
What a beauty, in the first photo it looks like a slice of bread :-)

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