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Basic information Name: Jeminay
     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 6.43 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 107  (2018)  Iron, ungrouped
Recommended:  Iron, ungrouped    [explanation]

This is 1 of 149 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, ungrouped.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, Metal-rich meteorites, and Ungrouped irons
Comments: Approved 27 Mar 2018
Writeup from MB 107:

Jeminay        47°52’59"N, 85°54’22"E

Xinjiang, China

Find: 6 June 2017

Classification: Iron meteorite (ungrouped)

History: Found by Ye Erbo Lati and his companions Wang Ziyao and Yang Guang on June 6, 2017, while they were using metal detectors to search for meteorites in the Gobi Desert. The location is near the small town of Qiake’er in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Altay, Jeminay County, China.

Physical characteristics: The main mass is discoid in shape, approximately 3 cm thick, with a glossy brown to red-brown exterior.

Petrography: (C. Herd, UAb) Optical and SEM investigation of a ~1 × 2.5 cm polished and etched surface reveals a well-developed Widmanstatten pattern consistent with a finest octahedrite (0.06±0.02 mm; n=66), but having a matte appearance typical of hatched ?-structure. In detail, shock-hatching predominates, grain boundaries are irregular, and low-Ni areas consist of irregular, wavy grains. Inclusions on cut surfaces of other samples were noted, but not available for study.

Geochemistry: ICP-MS data, using sample of North Chile (Filomena) as standard (C. Herd and G. Chen UAb): Ni = 16.7, Co = 0.93 (both wt%); Cu = 341, Ga = 8, As = 12, W = 0.7, Ir = 13.4, Pt = 20.0, Au = 0.99 (all μg/g).

Classification: (C. Herd, UAb): Ungrouped, finest octahedrite. Although high Ni and Ir are suggestive of the IVB group, other element concentrations fall outside of known ranges for IVB irons.

Specimens: Type specimen consisting of two representative slices (13.5 g and 12.8 g) at UAb. Wang Ziyao 3 kg, Ye Erbo Lati 1.5 kg, Yang Guang 1.5 kg, Mendy Ouzillou 300 g.

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Origin or pseudonym:desert
Date:6 June 2017
Mass (g):6427
Class:Iron, ungrouped
Shock stage:high
Weathering grade:low
Classifier:C. Herd, UAb
Type spec mass (g):26.3
Type spec location:UAb
Main mass:Wang Ziyao
Finder:Ye Erbo Lati
Comments:Submitted by C. Herd
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UAb: 1-26 Earth Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E3, Canada, Canada; Website (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 107, MAPS 55, 460-462
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     This is 1 of 313 approved meteorites from Xinjiang, China (plus 5 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 476 approved meteorites from China (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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