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Alatage Mountain 043
Basic information Name: Alatage Mountain 043
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: AM 043
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: China
Mass:help 9.8 kg
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Iron, IVB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 17 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IVB.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, IVB irons, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 19 Apr 2018
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Writeup from MB 107:

Alatage Mountain 043 (AM 043)        41°03’22"N, 92°06’00"E

Xinjiang, China

Find: 2013

Classification: Iron meteorite (IVB)

History: The meteorite was found in 2013 by a stone hunter in the eastern of Lop Nur, Xinjiang Province.

Physical characteristics: The total mass of the four meteorites is 9.8 kg. The largest one is 7.68 kg. The largest meteorite has an irregular shield shape, the back side with regmalypts and the front side with melting streamlines.

Petrography: Polished section of the sample observed under the SEM shows extremely fine (~5um) taenite and kamacite forming an ataxite pattern. No inclusions can be observed in the section

Geochemistry: (ELAN DRC-e Q-ICP-MS) Ni=16.7, Co=0.73 (in wt%), Ga=0.22, Ge=2.27, As=1.35, W=3.36, Ir= 36.80, Au=0.06 (in ppm)

Classification: Iron Meteorite (ataxite), IVB

Specimens: Main mass with Xinping Wen. One polished section and a 100 g slice was deposited in IGCAS

Data from:
  MB107
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Xinjiang
Place of purchase:Urumqi
Date:2013
Latitude:41°03'22"N
Longitude:92°06'00"E
Mass (g):9800
Pieces:4
Class:Iron, IVB
Classifier:Hao Peng, IGCAS
Type spec mass (g):90
Type spec location:IGCAS
Main mass:Xinping Wen
Finder:a stone hunter
Comments:Submitted by Shijie Li
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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. 107, in preparation (2018)
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Shijie Li      
Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (41° 3' 22"N, 92° 6' 0"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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