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Lop Nur 005
Basic information Name: Lop Nur 005
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: China
Mass:help 189 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L~4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 35 approved meteorites classified as L~4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 11 Feb 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Lop Nur 005        40°17’20.23"N, 90°13’01.13"E

Xinjiang, China

Find: Nov 2018

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~4)

History: (Ziyao Wang) Purchased by Ziyao Wang from the finder Tailu Zhao (Shanshan County, Xinjiang) in Shanshan/Xinjiang in 2018. This meteorite was discovered in Nov. 2018.

Physical characteristics: black-brown nearly round stone of 189 g with rusty surface

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) brown matrix with well-developed gray chondrules (0.3-1.5 mm, av. 0.8 mm) and few metal and sulfide specks

Geochemistry: Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.48

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~4, W4)

Specimens: 21.4 g on deposit at Kiel, Ziyao Wang holds the main mass, and 20 g with Bart.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Xinjiang
Origin or pseudonym:desert
Date:Nov 2018
Latitude:40°17'20.23"N
Longitude:90°13'01.13"E
Mass (g):189
Pieces:1
Class:L~4
Weathering grade:W4
Magnetic suscept.:4.48
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):21.4
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Ziyao Wang
Finder:Tailu Zhao (Shanshan)
Comments:working name WZ68; 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::   (40° 17' 20"N, 90° 13' 1"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 234 approved meteorites from Xinjiang, China (plus 3 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 371 approved meteorites from China (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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