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Weiya 001
Basic information Name: Weiya 001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: China
Mass:help 201 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 107  (2018)  L~6
Recommended:  L~6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 170 approved meteorites classified as L~6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 24 Nov 2018
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Writeup from MB 107:

Weiya 001        41°43’1.04"N, 94°14’30.94"E

XinJiang, China

Find: 20 Aug 2012

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~6)

History: (Ziyao Wang) Discovered by Wang Ziyao in the Gobi Desert, 12 km SW Weiya and 36 km SE of Yamansu, near Hami city in Xinjiang province on Aug. 20, 2012.

Physical characteristics: (Ziyao Wang and R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) Dark, gray-brown, flat stone of 201 g without fusion crust.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) Gray, porous, strongly recrystallized matrix with poorly defined chondrules and irregular metal and sulfide specks up to 0.5 mm.

Geochemistry: Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.83

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~6, W4)

Specimens: 21.1 g on deposit at Kiel, Wang Ziyao holds the main mass, and 23.2 g with Bart.

Data from:
  MB107
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:XinJiang
Origin or pseudonym:desert
Date:20 Aug 2012
Latitude:41°43'1.04"N
Longitude:94°14'30.94"E
Mass (g):201
Pieces:1
Class:L~6
Weathering grade:W4
Magnetic suscept.:4.83
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):22.6
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Wang Ziyao
Finder:Wang Ziyao
Comments:working name WZ07; submitted by R. Bartoschewitz
Institutions
   and collections
Kiel: Geologisches und Mineralogisches Museum, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Ludewig-Mayn-Str. 10, D-24118 Kiel, Germany, Germany (institutional address; updated 13 Sep 2013)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Weiland 37, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 30 Nov 2019)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 107, MAPS 55, 460-462
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (41° 43' 1"N, 94° 14' 31"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 260 approved meteorites from XinJiang, China (plus 5 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 407 approved meteorites from China (plus 15 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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