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Pakepake 001
Basic information Name: Pakepake 001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: China
Mass:help 1823 g
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11582 approved meteorites (plus 10 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 7 Jul 2020
Writeup from MB 109:

Pakepake 001        38°02.04’N, 83°39.36’E

Xinjiang, China

Find: 2019 Jan

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: The meteorite was Found by Pengli Chen who is a meteorite hunter in gobi desert near to Niya ruin in January, 2019. The Niya ruin is the historic site of the Jingjue Kingdom from the 2nd century B.C. to the 5th century A.D., in Minfeng county , Southern of Xinjiang, China.

Physical characteristics: Five specimens were recovered in the gobi desert. The individual specimen covered by black fusion crust weighs from 100 to 1500 g. The total mass is ~1.5 kg.

Petrography: (J. Ji, S. Hu and Y. Lin, IGGCAS) The meteorite has a typical chondritic texture, mainly composed of olivine, pyroxene, plagioclase, Fe-Ni metal and troilite, with minor other accessory minerals. The matrix displays a high degree of crystallization. Most plgioclase grains are larger than 50 mm in diameter. Some Fe-Ni metal grains have been oxidized along the rims. Shock melt veins and pocket were not identified across the section.

Geochemistry: Mineral compositions and geochemistry: (J. Ji, S. Hu and Y. Lin, IGGCAS) The olivine and pyroxene are homogeneous in chemical compositions. Olivine: Fa=24.2±0.7 (n=27), orthopyroxene: Fs20.8± 1.0Wo1.4±0.4 (n=28)

Classification: (J. Ji, S. Hu and Y. Lin, IGGCAS) L6

Specimens: The main mass is held by Pengli Chen.

Data from:
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Date:2019 Jan
Mass (g):1823
Shock stage:S3/4
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.8
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4
Classifier:J. Ji, S. Hu and Y. Lin, IGGCAS
Type spec mass (g):63
Type spec location:IGGCAS
Main mass:Pengli Chen
Finder:Pengli Chen
Comments:[Suggested name was Niya]; submitted by J. Ji, S. Hu and Y. Lin, IGGCAS
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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. 109, in preparation (2020)
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     This is 1 of 274 approved meteorites from Xinjiang, China (plus 5 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 429 approved meteorites from China (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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