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Dunhuang 001
Basic information Name: Dunhuang 001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: China
Mass:help 1427 g
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 16 Dec 2018
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Writeup from MB 107:

Dunhuang 001        40°13’12.56"N, 94°23’55.97"E

Gansu, China

Find: 16 Sept 2018

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~6)

History: (Ziyao Wang) Discovered by Liu Binghan (Haixi/Qinghai) in the desert, 25 km WNW of Dunhuang City, Gansu Province, on 16 Sept 2018

Physical characteristics: (Wang Ziyao) Nine dark brown flat eroded stones of totally 1427 g (main mass 1283 g).

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) Brown stainted recrystallized matrix with well recognizable chondrules (0.6-1.6 mm, av. 0.7 mm) and few metal specks.

Geochemistry: Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.84

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~6, W3)

Specimens: 22.3 g on deposit at Kiel, Wang Ziyao and Liu Binghan holds the main mass, and 109 g with Bart.

Data from:
  MB107
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Gansu
Origin or pseudonym:desert
Date:16 Sept 2018
Latitude:40°13'12.56"N
Longitude:94°23'55.97"E
Mass (g):1427
Pieces:9
Class:L~6
Weathering grade:W3
Magnetic suscept.:4.84
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):22.3
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Wang Ziyao and Liu Binghan
Finder:Liu Binghan (Haixi/Qinghai)
Comments:working name WZ23; 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° 13' 13"N, 94° 23' 56"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 10 approved meteorites from Gansu, China
     This is 1 of 376 approved meteorites from China (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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