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Aksai Chin
Basic information Name: Aksai Chin
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: China
Mass:help 2.4 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9648 approved meteorites (plus 16 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 14 May 2013
Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Xinjiang
Date:19 July 2012
Latitude:35.0748°N
Longitude:79.1834°E
Mass (g):2400
Pieces:>30
Class:H5
Fayalite (mol%):19
Ferrosilite (mol%):17
Classifier:Wang Y., PMO
Type spec mass (g):120
Type spec location:PMO
Main mass:Wang Rongqing
Finder:Wang Rongqing
Comments:The meteorite was found by a geologist during a field work.; submitted by W. Hsu
Institutions
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PMO: Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing, China (institutional address; updated 16 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography:

China
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     Recommended::   (35° 4' 29"N, 79° 11' 0"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 239 approved meteorites from Xinjiang, China (plus 3 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 376 approved meteorites from China (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonymshelp: Aksai Chin 001 (First meteorite in new DCA)

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