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Kumtag 053
Basic information Name: Kumtag 053
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: China
Mass:help 1208 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  H~5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 164 approved meteorites classified as H~5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 11 Feb 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Kumtag 053        41°50’43.63"N, 93°48’49.41"E

Xinjiang, China

Find: 2015

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H~5)

History: (Ziyao Wang) Discovered by the geologist Jianming Wang (Hami/Xinjiang) during field work in the Kumtag Desert in 2015

Physical characteristics: Brown, nearly square stone of 1207.6 g without fusion crust

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) light-brown matrix with well-developed chondrules (0.3-1.5 mm, av. 0.6 mm) and irregular metal and sulfide inclusions

Geochemistry: Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.93-5.17

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H~5 breccia, W2)

Specimens: 23.1 g on deposit at Kiel, Ziyao Wang holds the main mass, and 138 g with Bart.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Xinjiang
Origin or pseudonym:desert
Date:2015
Latitude:41°50'43.63"N
Longitude:93°48'49.41"E
Mass (g):1207.6
Pieces:1
Class:H~5
Weathering grade:W2
Magnetic suscept.:4.93 - 5.17
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):23.1
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Ziyao Wang
Finder:Yongsheng Wang
Comments:working name WZ58; 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, Lehmweg 53, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 4 Aug 2013)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108, in preparation (2019)
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (41° 50' 44"N, 93° 48' 49"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 205 approved meteorites from Xinjiang, China (plus 3 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 338 approved meteorites from China (plus 13 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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