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Renqiu 6cmRenqiu is an L6 (ordinary) chondrite that fell the afternoon of March 23, 1916, in Hopeh Province, China.

While the stone was collected in 1916, it was not recognized as a meteorite until 1975, when the Peking Astronomical Planetarium recovered it from an elderly man whose grandfather had collected and kept the 355 g (12.5 oz) stone.

Photo ASU Center for Meteorite Studies: This cut piece of the Renqiu meteorite measures approximately 6 cm in length.


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