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Tuya 008
Basic information Name: Tuya 008
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2020
Country: China
Mass:help 840 g
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 338 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 8 Apr 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Tuya 008        40°41.16’N, 91°58.92’E

Xinjiang, China

Find: 29 April 2020

Classification: Iron meteorite (IIIAB)

History: Found on April 29, 2020, by ReSuli and Aisiker in the desert near Lop Nur (Xinjiang Province), China. Consists of two fragments, 682 g and 158 g. Purchased in May 2020 by Ziyao Wang.

Physical characteristics: The largest fragment is irregularly shaped and elongated in one axis. Large regmaglypts are found on its dark black outer surface. Most of faces are covered with dark black fusion crust with only one face showing minor rust spots. The smaller fragment shows similar rusting.

Petrography: (C. Herd and P. Hill, UAb) Optical investigation of a ~1 × 2 cm polished and etched surface reveals a well-developed Widmanstätten pattern consistent with a medium octahedrite (0.97±0.21 mm; n=23). No inclusions were identified in the specimen that was studied.

Geochemistry: ICP-MS data, using sample of North Chile (Filomena) as standard (C. Herd, P. Hill, and S. DuFrane UAb): Ni = 8.0, Co = 0.44 (both wt%); Ir = 2.6, Ga = 18, Ge = 37, As = 6, Sb = 0.54, Ru = 7.8, Re = 0.20, Os = 2.3, Pt = 11.2, Cu = 140, Au = 0.79 (all μg/g).

Classification: (C. Herd, UAb): IIIAB iron, medium octahedrite

Specimens: Type specimen consisting of a 51.87 g representative end piece at UAb. Main mass with Ziyao Wang.

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Date:29 April 2020
Mass (g):840
Class:Iron, IIIAB
Classifier:C. Herd, UAb
Type spec mass (g):51.87
Type spec location:UAb
Main mass:Ziyao Wang
Finder:ReSuli and Aisiker
Comments:Submitted by C. Herd
   and collections
UAb: 1-26 Earth Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E3, Canada, Canada; Website (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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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     Recommended::   (40° 41' 10"N, 91° 58' 55"E)

     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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