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Lop Nur 012
Basic information Name: Lop Nur 012
     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 15.3 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 108  (2020)  L~4
Recommended:  L~4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 37 approved meteorites classified as L~4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 3 Aug 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Lop Nur 012        ~40°30’N, ~90°20’E

Xinjiang, China

Find: 2018

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~4)

History: Discovered by Tailu Zhao in the Lop Nur DCA in 2018. Ziyao Wang purchased it in 2019 and donated it to R. Bartoschewitz.

Physical characteristics: Brown fragment of 15.25 g

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) brown matrix with well-defined chondrules (0.4-2 mm, av. 0.7 mm), metal and sulfide completely oxidized, corrosion vugs show sulfates.

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

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~4, W5)

Specimens: 4.3 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:2018
Latitude:~40°30’N
Longitude:~90°20’E
Mass (g):15.25
Pieces:1
Class:L~4
Weathering grade:W5
Magnetic suscept.:4.89
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):4.3
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:R. Bartoschewitz
Finder:Tailu Zhao
Comments:donation of Ziyao Wang (WZD#07); 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 (2020) Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 55, 1146-1150
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (40° 30'N, 90° 20'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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