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Gonggar
Basic information Name: Gonggar
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: China
Mass:help 3.54 kg
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7126 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 14 Oct 2020
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Writeup from MB 109:

Gonggar        29°20’25.91"N, 91°4’57.12"E

Xizang, China

Find: 2017 Jul 12

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

History: Found on the bank of the Yaluzangbu River, Gonggar country, Xizang province. The meteorite was found by meteorite collector Deshi Wu and his friends.

Petrography: The rock is mainly composed of olivine, low-Ca pyroxene, secondary plagioclase, Fe-Ni metal, and troilite. Chondrules with poorly defined rims are present. The type of chondrules are mainly BO, PO, and PP. The size of the plagioclase is mainly from 2 to 50 μm.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa24.5-25.7, N=5; Low-Ca pyroxene Fs20.4-23.5Wo1.50-1.94, N=5 (EPMA)

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Xizang
Date:2017 Jul 12
Latitude:29°20'25.91"N
Longitude:91°4'57.12"E
Mass (g):3544
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):25.08±0.48 (n=5)
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.24±1.28 (n=5)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.74±0.23 (n=5)
Classifier:Li shijie and Fan Yan, ICCAS
Type spec mass (g):25
Type spec location:IGCAS
Main mass:Deshi Wu
Finder:Deshi Wu
Comments:Submitted by Li shijie
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IGCAS: Institute of Geochemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guiyang, China (institutional address; updated 27 Mar 2018)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (29° 20' 26"N, 91° 4' 57"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Xizang, China (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 414 approved meteorites from China (plus 14 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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