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Kumtag 050
Basic information Name: Kumtag 050
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: China
Mass:help 482 g
Classification
  history:
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 11 Feb 2019
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 108:

Kumtag 050        41°46’6.37"N, 93°44’33.89"E

Xinjiang, China

Find: 2017

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~6)

History: (Ziyao Wang) Discovered by the geologist Jianming Wang (Hami/Xinjiang) during field work in the Kumtag Desert in 2017

Physical characteristics: Brown irregular stone of 482 g

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) gray-brown, recrystallized matrix, with poorly defined chondrules (0.4-5 mm, av. ~0.8 mm), irregular metal and sulfide

Geochemistry: Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.76

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~6, W3)

Specimens: 20.1 g on deposit at Kiel, Jianming Wang holds the main mass, 78 g with Ziyao Wang and 61 g with Bart.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Xinjiang
Origin or pseudonym:desert
Date:2017
Latitude:41°46'6.37"N
Longitude:93°44'33.89"E
Mass (g):482
Pieces:1
Class:L~6
Weathering grade:W3
Magnetic suscept.:4.76
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):20,1
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Jianming Wang
Finder:Jianming Wang
Comments:working name WZ90; submitted by R. Bartoschewitz
Institutions
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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. 108, in preparation (2019)
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (41° 46' 6"N, 93° 44' 34"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 258 approved meteorites from Xinjiang, China (plus 5 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 403 approved meteorites from China (plus 15 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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