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Shanshan 002
Basic information Name: Shanshan 002
     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 3.1 kg
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 509 approved meteorites classified as CO3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
Comments: Approved 16 Feb 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Shanshan 002        43°6’18.84"N, 90°21’19.68"E

Xinjiang, China

Find: 2017 May 12

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3)

History: The stone was collected by Zijian Wang and Yuxian Zhao during a meteorite seearch campaign in the Kumtag desert south of Shanshan County, Xinjiang, China.

Physical characteristics: One individual sample, 3100 g, spherical shape, covered with brown fusion crust.

Petrography: Meteorite consists of fine-grained matrix material, chondrules of Type I and II, AOAs, and refractory inclusions. Average diameter of chondrules is 0.16 mm. Chondrules consist of olivine, pyroxene, and plagioclase mesostasis. The minor phase are spinel, melilite, sulfides, kamacite, taenite, anorthite, perovskite and hibonite

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa26.9±31.6 (N=25),CaO 0.36±0.30 wt%, MnO 0.38±0.21 wt%; low-Ca pyroxene Fs52.0±5.4Wo2.2±2.1 (N=14), pyroxene Fs10.6±10.7Wo38.3±10.4.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Xinjiang
Date:2017 May 12
Latitude:43°6'18.84"N
Longitude:90°21'19.68"E
Mass (g):3100
Pieces:1
Class:CO3
Fayalite (mol%):26.9±31.6
Ferrosilite (mol%):52.0±5.4
Wollastonite (mol%):2.2±2.1
Classifier:Peng H. and Zhang S., IGCAS
Type spec mass (g):100
Type spec location:IGCAS
Main mass:Wang Zijian
Finder:Wang Zijian and Zhao Yuxian
Comments:Submitted by Li Shijie
Institutions
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IGCAS: Institute of Geochemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guiyang, China (institutional address; updated 27 Mar 2018)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108, in preparation (2019)
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (43° 6' 19"N, 90° 21' 20"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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