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Argan 003
Basic information Name: Argan 003
     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 78.1 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 11 Feb 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Argan 003        40°10’06.17"N, 88°47’29.41"E

Xinjiang, China

Find: Nov 2018

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~6)

History: (Ziyao Wang) Purchased by Ziyao Wang from the finder Tailu Zhao (Shanshan County, Xinjiang) in Shanshan/Xinjiang in 2018. Discovered in Nov 2018.

Physical characteristics: 78.1g black nearly round stone with fusion crust

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) olive-brown, recrystallized matrix, with melt veins, nearly completely recrystallized chondrules, and nearly completely oxidized metal and sulfide. Vugs are mostly filled with iron-hydroxides and sulfates.

Geochemistry: Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.21

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~6, W5)

Specimens: 15.8 g on deposit at Kiel, Ziyao Wang holds the main mass, and 13 g with Bart.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Xinjiang
Origin or pseudonym:desert
Date:Nov 2018
Latitude:40°10'06.17"N
Longitude:88°47'29.41"E
Mass (g):78.1
Pieces:1
Class:L~6
Weathering grade:W5
Magnetic suscept.:4.21
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):15.8
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Ziyao Wang
Finder:Tailu Zhao (Shanshan)
Comments:working name WZ75; 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, Weiland 37, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 30 Nov 2019)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108, in preparation (2019)
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (40° 10' 6"N, 88° 47' 29"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 239 approved meteorites from Xinjiang, China (plus 3 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 378 approved meteorites from China (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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