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Alaer 003
Basic information Name: Alaer 003
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: China
Mass:help 85.4 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  LL~6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 17 approved meteorites classified as LL~6.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 9 Nov 2018
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Writeup from MB 107:

Alaer 003        ~40°20’N, ~81°15’E

Xinjiang, China

Find: 2007

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL~6)

History: (Ziyao Wang) Purchased by Wang Ziyao from Fan Xingang in Aksu, Xinjiang in 2010. This meteorite was discovered in the Taklimakan region, close to Alaer in 2007.

Physical characteristics: (Wang Ziyao) Dark brown stone of 85.4 g

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) Brown stainted recrystallized matrix with nearly complete recrystallized chondrules (0.9-1.8 mm, av. 1.1 mm) and few metal specks.

Geochemistry: Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.44

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL~6, W3)

Specimens: 18.1 g on deposit at Kiel, Wang Ziyao holds the main mass, and 22 g with Bart.

Data from:
  MB107
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Xinjiang
Origin or pseudonym:desert
Place of purchase:Aksu, Xinjiang
Date:2007
Latitude:~40°20'N
Longitude:~81°15'E
Mass (g):85.4
Pieces:1
Class:LL~6
Weathering grade:W3
Magnetic suscept.:4.44
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):18.1
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Wang Ziyao
Finder:Fan Xingang (Aksu, Xinjiang)
Comments:working name WZ22; 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, Lehmweg 53, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 4 Aug 2013)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 107, in preparation (2018)
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (40° 20'N, 81° 15'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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