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Kumtag 054
Basic information Name: Kumtag 054
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: China
Mass:help 107 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  LL~6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 17 approved meteorites classified as LL~6.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 11 Feb 2019
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 108:

Kumtag 054        41°37’4.58"N, 93°48’12.92"E

Xinjiang, China

Find: 2018

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL~6)

History: (Ziyao Wang) Discovered by the geologist Jianming Wang (Hami/Xinjiang) during field work in the Kumtag Desert in 2018

Physical characteristics: Dark-brown, flat stone of 107 g

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) brown, recrystallized matrix, with poorly defined chondrules, irregular metal and sulfide. Vugs and cracks are partly filled with iron-hydroxides.

Geochemistry: Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.05

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL~6, W3)

Specimens: 20.0 g on deposit at Kiel, Jianming Wang and Ziyao Wang holds the main mass, and 18 g with Bart.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Xinjiang
Origin or pseudonym:desert
Date:2018
Latitude:41°37'4.58"N
Longitude:93°48'12.92"E
Mass (g):107
Pieces:1
Class:LL~6
Weathering grade:W3
Magnetic suscept.:4.05
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):20.0
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Jianming Wang and Ziyao Wang
Finder:Jianming Wang
Comments:working name WZ91; 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, 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° 37' 5"N, 93° 48' 13"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 234 approved meteorites from Xinjiang, China (plus 3 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 371 approved meteorites from China (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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