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Bayin Gobi 003
Basic information Name: Bayin Gobi 003
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: BG 003
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: China
Mass:help 3.92 kg
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L~6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 174 approved meteorites classified as L~6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 19 Nov 2020
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Writeup from MB 109:

Bayin Gobi 003 (BG 003)        ~41°19’N, ~105°20’E

Nei Mongol, China

Find: Oct 2015

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~6)

History: (Ziyao Wang) Discovered by Xueming Tang in the desert near Bayin Gobi in Oct. 2015. He sold it to Songshan Wang and was purchased by Ziyao Wang in June 2020.

Physical characteristics: (Ziyao Wang) brown stone of 3920 g without fusion crust

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz) brown stained recrystallized matrix with indistinct chondrules (0.4-1.5 mm, mean 0.8 mm), and tiny sulfide specks and mainly oxidized metal

Geochemistry: Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.37

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~6, W4)

Specimens: 21.3 g on deposit at Kiel, Weichao Li and Ziyao Wang hold the main mass, and 207 g with Bart.

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Nei Mongol
Origin or pseudonym:desert
Date:Oct 2015
Latitude:~41°19'N
Longitude:~105°20'E
Mass (g):3920
Pieces:1
Class:L~6
Weathering grade:W4
Magnetic suscept.:4.37
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):21.3
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Weichao Li and Ziyao Wang
Finder:Xueming Tang
Comments:working name WZ172; 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, Weiland 37, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 30 Nov 2019)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (41° 19'N, 105° 20'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 23 approved meteorites from Nei Mongol, China (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 418 approved meteorites from China (plus 11 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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