Jilin

Chondrite H5
Fall- March 8, 1976   15:00 hours
Total Recovered Weight: Approximately 4 tons

A shower of stones fell after the appearance of a fireball. There were several detonations as well. The pictured slice is crusted on two sides. The large grain of metal at the top of the photos has an equally large troilite mass next to it which is not so visible. The pictured slice is 34.2485 grams. Jilin is among the most massive of the stony meteorite falls with its impressive 4 tons of recovered material.

 

James P. Tobin 2003