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Aksai Chin 002
Basic information Name: Aksai Chin 002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: AC 002
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: China
Mass:help 11.5 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L~5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 57 approved meteorites classified as L~5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 12 Mar 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Aksai Chin 002 (AC 002)        35° 3’30"N, 79°12’15"E

Xinjiang, China

Find: July 2012

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~5)

History: (Ziyao Wang) Discovered by Wang Rongqing while doing field work in Aksai Chin in July 2012. It was donated to R. Bartoschewitz as a fragment of the Aksai Chin H chondrite in Nov. 2018, but was recognized as an L chondrite.

Physical characteristics: Red-brown flat stone of 11.5 g.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) brown recrystallized matrix with defined chondrules (0.3-1.5 mm) and irregular metal and sulfide.

Geochemistry: Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.62

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~5, W3)

Specimens: 3.69 g on deposit at Kiel, Bart holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Xinjiang
Origin or pseudonym:desert
Date:July 2012
Latitude:35° 3'30"N
Longitude:79°12'15"E
Mass (g):11.5
Pieces:1
Class:L~5
Weathering grade:W3
Magnetic suscept.:4.62
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):3.69
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Bart
Finder:Rongqing Wang
Comments:working name Tianshuihai; 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. 108, in preparation (2019)
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (35° 3' 30"N, 79° 12' 15"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 212 approved meteorites from Xinjiang, China (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 346 approved meteorites from China (plus 17 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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