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Da Qaidam 001
Basic information Name: Da Qaidam 001
     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 17.5 kg
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L~6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 169 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 24 Nov 2018
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Writeup from MB 107:

Da Qaidam 001        37°49’2.34"N, 95°23’25.53"E

Qinghai, China

Find: 13 July 2015

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~6)

History: (Ziyao Wang) Ma Yonglu (Lenghu/Qinghai) discovered two stones of about 17.5 kg while they were doing road maintenance work 4 km SE of Chaidan Town, Qinghai province, on July 13, 2015. Both stones were purchased by Wang Ziyao.

Physical characteristics: (Ziyao Wang and R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) Two black-brown stones, one of 16.5 kg and a second one of about 1 kg, both without fusion crust.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) internally brown-stained (in some rim areas, less oxidized) recrystallized matrix with poorly developed chondrules and irregular metal specks up to 1 mm and much smaller irregular sulfide specks.

Geochemistry: Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.55

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~6, W3)

Specimens: 22.7 g on deposit at Kiel, Wang Ziyao holds the main mass, and 168.4 g with Bart.

Data from:
  MB107
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Qinghai
Origin or pseudonym:desert
Date:13 July 2015
Latitude:37°49'2.34"N
Longitude:95°23'25.53"E
Mass (g):17500
Pieces:2
Class:L~6
Weathering grade:W3
Magnetic suscept.:4.55
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):22.7
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Wang Ziyao
Finder:Ma Yonglu
Comments:working name WZ08; 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::   (37° 49' 2"N, 95° 23' 26"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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