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Alatage Mountain 044
Basic information Name: Alatage Mountain 044
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: AM 044
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: China
Mass:help 709 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  H~5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 174 approved meteorites classified as H~5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 6 Oct 2018
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Writeup from MB 107:

Alatage Mountain 044 (AM 044)        41°04’44.73"N, 92°01’24.76"E

Xinjiang, China

Find: 22 Jan 2015

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H~5)

History: (Ziyao Wang) The meteorite was discovered by Xu Jianjiang (Hami/Xinjiang) in the Gobi Desert about 120 km NE of Lop Nur, colose to the Dawadi pass, near Ruoqiang county, Korla city, Bayingol Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang province on Jan. 22, 2015. Wang Ziyao purchased part of it.

Physical characteristics: (Ziyao Wang and R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) Reddish-brown, heavily fractured, irregular rock of 709 g without fusion crust.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) Brown-stained, recrystallized matrix, with well developed chondrules (0.3-0.6 mm) and irregular metallic specks.

Geochemistry: Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.89

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H~5, W3)

Specimens: 23.3 g on deposit at Kiel, Xu Jianjiang (Hami/Xinjiang) and Wang Ziyao hold the main mass, and 79.2 g with Bart.

Data from:
  MB107
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State/Prov/County:Xinjang
Origin or pseudonym:desert
Date:22 Jan 2015
Latitude:41°04'44.73"N
Longitude:92°01'24.76"E
Mass (g):709
Pieces:1
Class:H~5
Weathering grade:W3
Magnetic suscept.:4.89
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):26.9
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Xu Jianjiang and Wang Ziyao
Finder:Xu Jianjiang
Comments:working name WZ10; 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::   (41° 4' 45"N, 92° 1' 25"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 234 approved meteorites from Xinjiang, China (plus 3 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 371 approved meteorites from China (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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