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Alaer 004
Basic information Name: Alaer 004
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: China
Mass:help 11 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
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Writeup from MB 108:

Alaer 004        40°22’35.09"N, 81°21’48.29"E

Xinjiang, China

Find: 2007

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL~6)

History: (Ziyao Wang) Purchased by Ziyao Wang from Xingang Fan in Aksu, Xinjiang in 2018. This meteorite was discovered in the Taklimakan region, close to Alaer in 2007.

Physical characteristics: (Ziyao Wang) 5 small black stones without fusion crust totaling 11 g

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) brown, recrystallized matrix, with poorly developed gray chondrules ~ 1 mm) and few small metal specks

Geochemistry: Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 3.99

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL~6, W3)

Specimens: 2.2 g on deposit at Kiel, Ziyao Wang holds the main mass, and 2.3 g with Bart.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Xinjiang
Origin or pseudonym:desert
Date:2007
Latitude:40°22'35.09"N
Longitude:81°21'48.29"E
Mass (g):11
Pieces:5
Class:LL~6
Weathering grade:W3
Magnetic suscept.:3.99
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):2.2
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Ziyao Wang
Finder:Xingang Fan (Aksu)
Comments:working name WZ64; 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::   (40° 22' 35"N, 81° 21' 48"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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