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Lop Nur 003
Basic information Name: Lop Nur 003
     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 27.2 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  H~5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 174 approved meteorites classified as H~5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 9 Nov 2018
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Writeup from MB 107:

Lop Nur 003        40°5’N, 90°12’E

Xinjiang, China

Find: 2017

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H~5)

History: (Ziyao Wang) Purchased by Wang Ziyao from Zhao Tailu (Shanshan County, Xinjiang) in Shanshan/Xinjiang in 2017. This meteorite was discovered in the Lop Nur dense collection area in 2017. The reported coordinates were read from a map provided by the finder.

Physical characteristics: (Ziyao Wang) Black-brown stone of 27.2 g with fusion crust and adhering sand grains

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) recrystallized matrix with poor defined chondrules (0.2-0.9 mm, av. 0.4 mm)

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

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H~5, W1)

Specimens: 5.8 g on deposit at Kiel, Wang Ziyao holds the main mass, and 5.0 g with Bart.

Data from:
  MB107
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Xinjiang
Origin or pseudonym:desert
Place of purchase:Shanshan, Xinjiang
Date:2017
Latitude:40°5'N
Longitude:90°12'E
Mass (g):27.2
Pieces:1
Class:H~5
Weathering grade:W1
Magnetic suscept.:5.17
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):5.8
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Wang Ziyao
Finder:Zhao Tailu (Shanshan County, Xinjiang)
Comments:working name WZ16; 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, Lehmweg 53, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 4 Aug 2013)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 107, in preparation (2018)
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (40° 5'N, 90° 12'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 239 approved meteorites from Xinjiang, China (plus 3 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 376 approved meteorites from China (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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