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Basic information Name: Yuli
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: China
Mass:help 10 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 107  (2018)  Iron, IAB-MG
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-MG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 120 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-MG.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 15 Sep 2018
Writeup from MB 107:

Yuli        41.3°N, 86.25°E

Xinjiang, China

Find: 2015 Dec

Classification: Iron meteorite (IAB-MG)

History: The anonymous finders stated that the object was found in the neighborhood of Yuli County. The finders are unwilling to release the exact coordinates. The original informal name given to this meteorite was Mulei; this was based on a misunderstanding between the finders and the buyer. This is the name it is cataloged under in several collections.

Petrography: The meteorite is a coarsest octahedrite.

Geochemistry: Composition (based on duplicate INAA): Co, 4.67 mg/g; Ni, 60.9 mg/g; Ga, 92.1 μg/g; Ge, 444 μg/g; As, 11.7 μg/g; W, 1.33 μg/g; Ir 3.78 μg/g; Au, 1.396 μg/g . The meteorite is assigned to IAB-MG.

Classification: The meteorite is assigned to the IAB-MG. The Au and Ni are below and Co somewhat above the IAB-MG range. It could be designated IAB-MG-An, but this feature might also be produced by large sampling errors resulting in an anomalously high kamacite/taenite ratio. Most of the data for Yuli fall in the Campo del Cielo range, but the exceptionally low Ni and Au and somewhat elevated Co differ by too much for this assignment and there is good evidence that it was discovered in China.

Specimens: Type specimen at PMO. Main mass at SSTM. Only one mass is known.

Data from:
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Date:2015 Dec
Mass (g):10000
Class:Iron, IAB-MG
Classifier:J.T. Wasson, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):100
Type spec location:PMO
Main mass:SSTM
Comments:Submitted by J. T. Wasson and W. B. Xu
   and collections
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
PMO: Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing, China (institutional address; updated 16 Dec 2011)
SSTM: Shanghai Science & Technology Museum 2000 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, China (institutional address; updated 15 Sep 2018)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 107, MAPS 55, 460-462
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     This is 1 of 293 approved meteorites from Xinjiang, China (plus 5 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 457 approved meteorites from China (plus 10 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonymshelp: Mulei (From writeup)

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