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Loulan Yizhi 030
Basic information Name: Loulan Yizhi 030
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: unknown
Country: China
Mass:help 14 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
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 108:

Loulan Yizhi 030        ~40°26’N, ~89°54’E

Xinjiang, China

Find: unknown

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~4)

History: (Ziyao Wang) Tailu Zhao from Shanshan discovered this stone close to the Louland Yizhi ancient city. Find date and exact coordinates were not documented. Ziyao Wang obtained this stone in December 2018. After cutting the smaller part of the stone got lost, the remnant piece was donated it to R. Bartoschewitz.

Physical characteristics: One brown heavy corroded stone of 14 g

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) brown recrystallized matrix with well defined chondrules (0.4-2 mm, av. 0.9 mm), metal and sulfide completely oxidized. Often former feldspar/mesostasis is leached from chondrules. Cracks sometimes filled with sulfates.

Geochemistry: Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.55

Classification: Ordinary Chondrite (L~4, W6)

Specimens: 2.85 g on deposit at Kiel, 5 g with Bart.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Xinjiang
Origin or pseudonym:desert
Place of purchase:Shanshan
Date:unknown
Latitude:~40°26'N
Longitude:~89°54'E
Mass (g):14
Pieces:1
Class:L~4
Weathering grade:W6
Magnetic suscept.:4.55
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):2.85
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:R. Bartoschewitz
Finder:Tailu Zhao
Comments:half specimen got lost; 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° 26'N, 89° 54'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 262 approved meteorites from Xinjiang, China (plus 5 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 414 approved meteorites from China (plus 14 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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