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Basic information Name: Mangui
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes, confirmed fall
Year fell: 2018
Country: China
Mass:help 50 kg
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10720 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 31 Aug 2018
Writeup from MB 107:

Mangui        22°2’6"N, 100°10’29"E

Yunnan, China

Confirmed fall: 1 June 2018

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: A fireball was witness seen around 9 pm in Xishuangbanna region of Yunnan province on June 1, 2018. A piece of meteorite with black fusion crust broke through a farmer’s silt-roofed house. A number of pieces of the meteorite varying from 1 to 100s of g have been found by several farmers from Manlun, Manyan, Manlang villages from June 2 to 9. The largest mass (for which coordinates are provided) weighs 1.28 kg and was found near the village of Mangui.

Physical characteristics: Most fragments are partially or fully covered with black fusion. Thin black shock-induced melt veins can be seen in the exposed areas of most samples.

Petrography: (S. Hu, Y. Lin and J. Ji, IGGCAS; Q. Zhou, NAOC; Li Ye, PMO) Equilibrated ordinary chondrite texture with poorly defined chondrules and strongly recrystallized matrix. Main minerals are olivine, pyroxene, plagioclase (maskelinized), Fe-Ni metal, and troilite, with minor chromite, chlorapatite and whitlockite. Secondary feldspar grains are 50-100 μm in size. Shock veins and melt pockets are observed.

Geochemistry: Mineral compositions and geochemistry: (S. Hu, Y. Lin and J. Ji, IGGCAS; Q. Zhou, NAOC) The olivine and pyroxene have homogeneous chemical compositions. Olivine Fa25.0±0.6 (n=109), orthopyroxene Fs21.1±0.3 Wo1.6±0.3 (n=66).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite, L6 S5

Specimens: Type specimens at PMO (45 g) and IGGCAS (35 g). Main mass with various Chinese meteorite collectors.

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Origin or pseudonym:farming field
Date:1 June 2018
Mass (g):50000
Shock stage:S5
Weathering grade:W0
Fayalite (mol%):25.0±0.6 (N=101)
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.1±0.3 (N=66)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.8±0.3
Classifier:S. Hu, Y. Lin and J. Ji, IGGCAS; Q. Zhou, NAOC ; Li Ye, PMO
Type spec mass (g):80
Type spec location:IGGCAS, PMO
Main mass:several Chinese meteorites collectors
Comments:Submitted by S. Hu,Y. Lin and J. Ji, IGGCAS ; Weibiao Hsu, PMO
   and collections
IGGCAS: Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China (institutional address; updated 16 Oct 2011)
PMO: Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing, China (institutional address; updated 16 Dec 2011)
NAOC: National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100012, China (institutional address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 107, in preparation (2018)
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     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Yunnan, China
     This is 1 of 289 approved meteorites from China (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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