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Hami 003
Basic information Name: Hami 003
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: China
Mass:help 152 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11372 approved meteorites (plus 22 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 23 Nov 2014
Writeup from MB 103:

Hami 003        42°2’46.2"N, 93°53’14.5"E

Xinjiang, China

Found: 4 May 2013

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: On 4 May 2013, a team including Bingkui Miao, Yangting Lin, Shijie Li, Deqiu Dai, Wenjie Shen, Sen Hu, Lei Kesi,Peng Wang, Yongwang Lai, Zhipeng Xia found this meteorite ~60 km west of the Kumtag sand dune.

Physical characteristics: total mass 152 g (only 1 piece), no fusion crust, with a gray surface

Petrography: The sections exhibit some chondrules in a matrix of fine-grained silicates, metal and troilite. The meteorite 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: Fa18.1±0.6 (n=23); low-Ca pyroxene: Fs16.1±0.4Wo1.4±0.5 (n=19)

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5, S2, W1).

Specimens: About 35 g and two thin sections are deposited in GUT.

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Origin or pseudonym:Gobi Desert
Date:4 May 2013
Mass (g):152
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):18.1±0.6 (n=23)
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.1±0.4 (n=19)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±0.5 (n=19)
Classifier:Z. Xia, B. Miao, H. Chen. GUT
Type spec mass (g):35
Type spec location:GUT
Main mass:GUT, CAS, SYSU, HNUST and the Xinjiang Sixth Geological Team
Finder:Bingkui Miao et al.
Comments:Submitted by Zhipeng Xia
   and collections
GUT: College of Earth Sciences, Guilin University of Technology, 12 Jiangan Road, Guilin 541004, China (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2012)
CAS: Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China (institutional address; updated 16 Oct 2011)
SYSU: Sun Yat-Sen University No. 135, Xingang Xi Road, Guangzhou, 510275, China (institutional address; updated 21 Apr 2017)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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     Recommended::   (42° 2' 46"N, 93° 53' 14"E)

     This is 1 of 322 approved meteorites from Xinjiang, China (plus 6 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 489 approved meteorites from China (plus 13 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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