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Kumtag 052
Basic information Name: Kumtag 052
     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 67.8 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L~4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 28 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
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 108:

Kumtag 052        41°37’52.11"N, 93°40’38.83"E

Xinjiang, China

Find: 2013

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~4)

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 67.8 g

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) dark-gray matrix with well-developed, lighter chondrules (0.3-3 mm, av. 0.8 mm) and few small metal and sulfide specks

Geochemistry: Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.64

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~4 breccia, W2)

Specimens: 13.6 g on deposit at Kiel, Ziyao Wang holds the main mass, and 16.8 g with Bart.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Xinjiang
Origin or pseudonym:desert
Date:2013
Latitude:41°37'52.11"N
Longitude:93°40'38.83"E
Mass (g):67.8
Pieces:1
Class:L~4
Weathering grade:W2
Magnetic suscept.:4.64
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):13.6
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Ziyao Wang
Finder:Jianming Wang
Comments:working name WZ57; 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° 37' 52"N, 93° 40' 39"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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