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Basic information Name: Lindong
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: China
Mass:help 5 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  LL5-6
Recommended:  LL5-6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 60 approved meteorites classified as LL5-6.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 18 Feb 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Lindong        45°30.49’N, 119°3.47’E

Nei Mongol, China

Find: 2012 Oct

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL5-6)

History: The meteorite was found by Y. Wang in Oct. 2012 on the west side of a hill when he was herding sheep. The rock was not taken home until the next year, when he realized it was a meteorite while watching a TV program about meteorites.

Physical characteristics: The meteorite was a single piece with most of the surface covered by black fusion crust. It was later broken into one large fragment and tens of small ones. Dark gray clasts up to 6 cm in length are obvious on the exposed surface.

Petrography: (S. Hu and Y. Lin, IGGCAS) The meteorite shows a brecciated texture, consisting of various lithic clasts in porous fine-grained matrix. The loosely packed, fine-grained matrix consists mainly of olivine, pyroxene and plagioclase, with less abundant troilite and Fe-Ni metal, similar to L or LL chondrites. The clasts include coarse-grained lithic fragments, whole chondrules with sharp boundaries, and fragments of various types of chondrules. The lithic fragments have the similar modal composition of the fine-grained matrix. Three large plagioclase fragments (~200 μm) were also found in the section.

Geochemistry: Mineral compositions and geochemistry: (S. Hu and Y. Lin, IGGCAS) The matrix and lithic breccias have homogeneous chemical compositions. Olivine: Fa28.1±0.3, orthopyroxene: Fs21.3±0.4Wo1.8±0.6, clinopyroxene:Fs10.7±1.2Wo40.2±3.4, plagioclase: An10.1±0.7Ab85.8±0.9, Co content in kamacite: 2.3 wt%. The three plagioclase fragments share similar chemical compositions (An8.7±0.2Ab87.0±0.4) with those in the matrix.

Classification: (S. Hu and Y. Lin, IGGCAS) LL5-6 breccia, but it is possible that clasts of petrologic type lower than 5 are present.

Specimens: The main mass was hold by Z. Wang.

Data from:
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State/Prov/County:Nei Mongol
Date:2012 Oct
Mass (g):5000
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):28.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.3
Wollastonite (mol%):1.8
Classifier:S. Hu and Y. Lin, IGGCAS
Type spec mass (g):100
Type spec location:IGGCAS
Main mass:Zhiming Wang
Finder:Yuzhu Wang
Comments:breccia; submitted by S. Hu and Y. Lin, IGGCAS
   and collections
IGGCAS: Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China (institutional address; updated 16 Oct 2011)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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     Recommended::   (45° 30' 29"N, 119° 3' 28"E)

     This is 1 of 21 approved meteorites from Nei Mongol, China (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 397 approved meteorites from China (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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