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Loulan Yizhi 043
Basic information Name: Loulan Yizhi 043
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: China
Mass:help 10.6 g
Recommended:  EL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 26 approved meteorites classified as EL3.   [show all]
Search for other: EL chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 3), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 18 Dec 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Loulan Yizhi 043        ~40°30’N, ~89°40’E

Xinjiang, China

Find: 2019

Classification: Enstatite chondrite (EL3)

History: (Ziyao Wang) Ai Li Kayiti discovered this stone close to Loulan Yizhi in 2019 while they were searching for archaeological objects, sold it on the Shanshan market to Ziyao Wang, and donated it to R. Bartoschewitz.

Physical characteristics: Single brown stone of 10.6 g

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) well developed chondrules (mainly PP and GP) up to 1.5 mm (av. 0.5±0.2 mm; n=11) with dominant enstatite, few forsterite and minor feldspar and silica set in a fine-grained dark red-brown translucent matrix together with mineral fragments and metallic grains. Internal cracks are filled with Fe-oxides/hydroxides.

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) Forsterite Fa0.2 (Fa0.1-0.2; n=4); enstatite Fs0.8Wo0.8 (Fs0.1-5.4Wo0.4-5.7); n=36); feldspar An5Or5-10 (n=2). Troilite Ti=0.4, Cr=2.1, Mn=0.8 (n=2); kamacite Si=1.4 (1.3-1.7), Ni=5.6 (4.9-7.1, n=11) wt%. Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.49

Classification: Enstatite chondrite ELa3 (S1, W3)

Specimens: 2.5 g on deposit in Kiel, main mass and polished thin section with Bart, 1 g with Ziyao Wang

Data from:
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Origin or pseudonym:desert
Mass (g):10.6
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):0.2 (0.17-0.22; n=4)
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.8 (0.1-5.7; n=36)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.8±1.0
Magnetic suscept.:4.49
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):2.50
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:R. Bartoschewitz
Finder:Ai Li Kayiti
Comments:working name WZD#20; submitted by R. Bartoschewitz
   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, Weiland 37, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 30 Nov 2019)
References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F.M., Grossman J., Bouvier A., Chabot N.L., D'Orazio M., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Komatsu M., Miao B., and Schrader D. (2022) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 110. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 1-4
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     This is 1 of 293 approved meteorites from Xinjiang, China (plus 5 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 457 approved meteorites from China (plus 10 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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