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Kumtag 014
Basic information Name: Kumtag 014
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: China
Mass:help 693 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 705 approved meteorites classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 23 Nov 2014
Writeup from MB 103:

Kumtag 014        41°57’30.4"N, 93°13’36.3"E

Xinjiang, China

Found: 5 May 2013

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: On 5 May 2013, a team including Bingkui Miao, Yangting Lin, Shijie Li, Deqiu Dai, Wenjie Shen, Sen Hu, Lei Kesi,Peng Wang, Yongwang Lai, Zhipeng Xia found this meteorite ~5 km west of the Kumtag sand dune.

Physical characteristics: Total mass: 693 g (only 1 piece), no fusion curst, with a gray surface

Petrography: It displays a well-developed chondritic texture with chondrules 0.3 to 1 mm in size. A variety of chondrule types is present. The matrix is opaque. Most minerals show progressive zoning.

Geochemistry: Olivine: Fa26.4±11.6 (n=66); Pyroxene: Fs21.8±7.0Wo3.6±5.2 (n=57).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3, S1, W2).

Specimens: About 212 g and two thin sections are deposited in GUT.

Data from:
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Origin or pseudonym:Gobi Desert
Date:5 May 2013
Mass (g):693
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):26.4±11.6 (n=66)
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.8±7.0 (n=57)
Wollastonite (mol%):3.6±5.2 (n=57)
Classifier:Z. Xia, B. Miao, H. Chen. GUT
Type spec mass (g):212
Type spec location:GUT
Main mass:GUT, CAS, SYSU, HNUST and the Xinjiang Sixth Geological Team
Finder:Bingkui Miao et al.
Comments:Submitted by Zhipeng Xia
   and collections
GUT: College of Earth Sciences, Guilin University of Technology, 12 Jiangan Road, Guilin 541004, China (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2012)
CAS: Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China (institutional address; updated 16 Oct 2011)
SYSU: Sun Yat-Sen University No. 135, Xingang Xi Road, Guangzhou, 510275, China (institutional address; updated 21 Apr 2017)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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     This is 1 of 253 approved meteorites from Xinjiang, China (plus 5 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 397 approved meteorites from China (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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