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Kumtag 051
Basic information Name: Kumtag 051
     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 76.1 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L~3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites classified as L~3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 12 Apr 2019
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 108:

Kumtag 051        41°35’56.20"N, 93°35’40.24"E

Xinjiang, China

Find: 2013

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~3)

History: (Ziyao Wang) Discovered by the geologist Jianming Wang (Hami/Xinjiang) during field work in the Kumtag Desert in 2013.

Physical characteristics: fractured brown-black stone without fusion crust of 76.1 g.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) dark-gray matrix with well-developed, lighter chondrules (0.3-2 mm, av. 0.8 mm) and irregular metal and sulfide inclusions.

Geochemistry: Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.87

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~3, W1)

Specimens: 15.3 g on deposit at Kiel, Ziyao Wang holds the main mass, and 18 g with Bart.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Xinjiang
Origin or pseudonym:desert
Date:2013
Latitude:41°35'56.20"N
Longitude:93°35'40.24"E
Mass (g):76.1
Pieces:1
Class:L~3
Weathering grade:W1
Magnetic suscept.:4.87
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):15.3
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Ziyao Wang
Finder:Jianming Wang
Comments:working name WZ56; submitted by R. Bartoschewitz
Institutions
   and collections
Kiel: Geologisches und Mineralogisches Museum, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Ludewig-Mayn-Str. 10, D-24118 Kiel, Germany, Germany (institutional address; updated 13 Sep 2013)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Lehmweg 53, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 4 Aug 2013)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108, in preparation (2019)
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (41° 35' 56"N, 93° 35' 40"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 211 approved meteorites from Xinjiang, China (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 345 approved meteorites from China (plus 14 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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