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Tazhong 001
Basic information Name: Tazhong 001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: China
Mass:help 1600 g
Recommended:  H5/6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 255 approved meteorites classified as H5/6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 7 Jul 2020
Writeup from MB 109:

Tazhong 001        39°21.14’N, 83°15.49’E

Xinjiang, China

Find: 2019 Jan

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5/6)

History: The meteorite was found by Pengli Chen who is a meteorite hunter in middle Taklimakan desert near to Tazhong town, Southern Xinjiang, in January, 2019. Tazhong town was built in desert because of the exploration of oil.

Physical characteristics: Ten specimens were collected in the Taklimakan desert. The specimens are covered by black fusion crust. The partial fusion crust surface is cemented by sand.The masses of specimens are in a range 50 to 1000 g. The total mass is ~ 2 kg.

Petrography: (J. Ji, S. Hu and Y. Lin, IGGCAS)The meteorite has a typical chondritic texture. Few relict chondrules are observed across the section, ranging up to ~1 mm in diameter. The major constituent minerals are olivine, pyroxene, plagioclase, Fe-Ni metal, and troilite, with minor chromite and phosphates. Some plgioclase grains are larger than 50 mm in diameter.Fe-Ni metal grains have been partially oxidized.

Geochemistry: Mineral compositions and geochemistry: (J. Ji, S. Hu and Y. Lin, IGGCAS) The olivine and pyroxene are homogeneous in chemical compositions. Olivine: Fa=17.8±0.9 (n=57), orthopyroxene: Fs15.5± 1.1Wo1.1±0.46(n=43)

Classification: (J. Ji, S. Hu and Y. Lin, IGGCAS) H5/6

Specimens: The main mass is held by Pengli Chen.

Data from:
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Date:2019 Jan
Mass (g):1600
Shock stage:S3/4
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):17.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):15.5
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1
Classifier:J. Ji, S. Hu and Y. Lin, IGGCAS
Type spec mass (g):53.5
Type spec location:IGGCAS
Main mass:Pengli Chen
Finder:Pengli Chen
Comments:Submitted by J. Ji, S. Hu and Y. Lin, IGGCAS
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IGGCAS: Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China (institutional address; updated 16 Oct 2011)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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     This is 1 of 302 approved meteorites from Xinjiang, China (plus 5 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 467 approved meteorites from China (plus 10 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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