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Hami 006
Basic information Name: Hami 006
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: China
Mass:help 7.87 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8487 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 28 Jun 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Hami 006        42°8.09’N, 93°26.24’E

Xinjiang, China

Find: 8 Apr, 2014

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

History: The meteorite was found by Y. Wang in April, 2014, in the Gobi Desert of south Hami. A group of meteorite hunters with four persons drove from Beijing to Neimenggu, Gansu and Xinjiang provinces. Eight meteorite specimens were found in that trip, with total weight of ~15 kg and Hami 006 is the largest, with weight ~7.87 kg.

Physical characteristics: The meteorite was a single piece with part surface covered by dark-brown fusion crust.

Petrography: (S. Hu and Y. Lin, IGGCAS) The meteorite is mainly composed of olivine, pyroxene, plagioclase,Fe-Ni metal (kamacite and taenite) and troilite, with minor chromite and apatite. Fe-Ni metal displays strong terrestrial weathering. Relict chondrules are identifiable on the sections.

Geochemistry: Mineral compositions and geochemistry: (S. Hu and Y. Lin, IGGCAS) Olivine (Fa25.2±0.2) and low-Ca pyroxene (Fs21.3±0.9Wo2.0±1.4) are homogeneous in chemical composition.

Classification: (S. Hu and Y. Lin, IGGCAS) L5

Specimens: The main mass was held by Y. Wang and 200 g was deposited at IGGCAS

Data from:
  Table 0
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Date:8 Apr, 2014
Mass (g):7866
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):25.2±0.2 (n=7)
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.3±0.9 (n=7)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.0±1.4 (n=7)
Classifier:S. Hu and Y. Lin, IGGCAS
Type spec mass (g):200
Type spec location:IGGCAS
Main mass:Yongsheng Wang
Finder:Yongsheng Wang
Comments:Submitted by S. Hu and Y. Lin, IGGCAS
   and collections
IGGCAS: Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China (institutional address; updated 16 Oct 2011)
Beijing: Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China (institutional address; updated 16 Oct 2011)
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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     This is 1 of 292 approved meteorites from Xinjiang, China (plus 5 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 455 approved meteorites from China (plus 10 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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