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Weikengquan
Basic information Name: Weikengquan
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: China
Mass:help 665 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 92  (2007)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9448 approved meteorites (plus 11 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 24 Jul 2007
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Writeup from MB 92:

Weikengquan                    40°16´N, 99°49´E

Jiuquan City, Gansu Province, China

Find: 2 November 2006

Ordinary chondrite (H5, breccia)

History: The stone lay on sand close to dunes at the northwestern boundary of the Badanjilin desert. H. Zang recovered the stone on the way from the base to Weikengquan.

Physical characteristics: The stone is 665 g, roughly ball-shaped and ~10 cm in diameter. It has a complete fusion crust with many cracks penetrating inside. Sand grains adhere on the crust.

Petrography: (Y. Lin, B. Miao and S. Hu, IGGCAS) It is a brecciated chondrite, consisting of numerous almond-like clasts cemented by fine-grained impact melt. In the clasts, chondrules are readily recognized, and there are much more abundant troilite than metallic Fe-Ni. In the melt breccias, metallic Fe-Ni and troilite occur as small spheres, and there are nodule-like clasts with ringwoodite rims and wadsleyite interior.

Mineral compositions: Olivine (Fa19.4±0.4) and low Ca-pyroxene (Fs17.1±0.2) are homogeneous, but plagioclase shows variation (An11.7-20.6Ab69.8-85.5Or1.5-10.6).

Magnetic susceptibility: log χ (in 10-9 m3/kg) 4.45.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5, breccia); S6, W3.

Type specimens: A sample of 359 g is on deposit at IGGCAS. The finder holds 306 g.

Data from:
  MB92
  Table 6
  Line 9:
State/Prov/County:Jiuquan City, Gansu Provinece
Date:2006
Latitude:40o16'N
Longitude:99o49'E
Mass (g):665
Pieces:1
Class:H5
Shock stage:S6
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):19.4±0.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.1±0.2
Magnetic suscept.:4.45
Type spec mass (g):359
Institutions
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IGGCAS: Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China (institutional address; updated 16 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 92, MAPS 42, 1647-1694 (2007)
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (40° 16'N, 99° 49'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 9 approved meteorites from Gansu, China
     This is 1 of 289 approved meteorites from China (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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