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Jilin is an H5 (ordinary) chondrite that fell the afternoon of March 8, 1976 in the northern part of the district of Kirin, Kirin Province, China.

According to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB59):

At about 1500 hr on 8 March 1976 a red fireball moving SW was sighted by townspeople of Hsinglung.  During flight here were several explosions and in the last stages of flight three distinct fireballs were observed.

Over 4 tonnes (~ 8,818 lbs) of material were subsequently recovered from the extensive strewnfield. 

This meteorite was originally named Kirin, but is officially listed as Jilin in the Meteoritical Bulletin Database.


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