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Eboliang
Basic information Name: Eboliang
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: China
Mass:help 12.09 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6538 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 3 Mar 2017
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Writeup from MB 106:

Eboliang 001        38°17.91’N, 92°56.71’E

Qinghai, China

Find: 24 Oct 2015

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

History: Some amateur Chinese meteorite collectors found the stones in the Gobi desert.

Physical characteristics: mass: 12087 g (2 pieces, 10548 and 1539 g) no fusion crust, black-brown surface.

Petrography: The thin section shows a typical chondritic texture. The dominant silicate phases are olivine and pyroxene. The main opaque minerals are Fe-Ni metal (kamacite and taenite) and troilite (FeS). Accessory phases are chromite and apatite.

Geochemistry: Minerals are uniform. Olivine: Fa=25.49±0.42 (n=12); low-Ca pyroxene: Fs21.64±0.90Wo 1.65±0.31 (n=10).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5); S2; W2.

Specimens: About 123 g sample and two thin sections are deposited in GUT.

Data from:
  MB106
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Qinghai
Origin or pseudonym:Hercynian Autonomous Prefecture
Date:24 Oct 2015
Latitude:38°17.91'N
Longitude:92°56.71'E
Mass (g):12087
Pieces:2
Class:L5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):25.49±0.42 (n=12)
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.64±0.90 (n=10)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.65±0.31 (n=10)
Classifier:Z. Xia, B. Miao, H. Liu. GUT
Type spec mass (g):123
Type spec location:GUT
Main mass:With finder, Li Ma.
Finder:Li Ma
Comments:Submitted by Bingkui Miao
Institutions
   and collections
GUT: College of Earth Sciences, Guilin University of Technology, 12 Jiangan Road, Guilin 541004, China (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2012)
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References: Published in Gattacceca J., Bouvier A., Grossman J., Metzler K., and Uehara M. (2019) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 54 in press.
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (38° 17' 55"N, 92° 56' 43"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 18 approved meteorites from Qinghai, China
     This is 1 of 376 approved meteorites from China (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonymshelp: Eboliang 001 (First meteorite in DCA)

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