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Kumtag 041
Basic information Name: Kumtag 041
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: China
Mass:help 53 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L~5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 65 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 18 Apr 2020
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Writeup from MB 109:

Kumtag 041        41°31’2.12"N, 93°36’35.08"E

Xinjiang, China

Find: 21. Aug 2012

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~5)

History: (Ziyao Wang) Discovered by the geologist Wang Jianming (Hami/Xinjiang) during field work in the Kumtag Desert on 21. Aug 2012.

Physical characteristics: (Ziyao Wang) Dark-black stone of 53 g, partly covered with fusion crust

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) gray-black matrix with many vugs (av. 0.2 mm), poorly defined chondrules (0.2-2.0 mm) and irregular rounded metal and sulfide inclusions. Silicate cracks are filled with metal/sulfide.

Geochemistry: Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 5.00

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5, S4, W3)

Specimens: 11.0 g on deposit at Kiel, Ziyao Wang holds the main mass, and 13 g with Bart.

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Xinjiang
Origin or pseudonym:desert
Date:21. Aug 2012
Latitude:41°31'2.12"N
Longitude:93°36'35.08"E
Mass (g):53
Pieces:1
Class:L~5
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W3
Magnetic suscept.:5.00
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):11.0
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Ziyao Wang
Finder:Jianming Wang
Comments:working name WZ46; 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. 109, in preparation (2020)
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (41° 31' 2"N, 93° 36' 35"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 261 approved meteorites from Xinjiang, China (plus 5 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 413 approved meteorites from China (plus 15 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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