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Shanshan 003
Basic information Name: Shanshan 003
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: China
Mass:help 4.73 kg
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L~5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 68 approved meteorites classified as L~5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 18 Jun 2021
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 110:

Shanshan 003        42°14’6.09"N, 90°41’42.02"E

Xinjiang, China

Find: 2021 Apr 18

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~5)

History: (Ziyao Wang) Discovered by Bakiriy in the desert near Shanshan, Xinjiang Province, 2021 Apr 18. He sold the main mass to Chao Wang.

Physical characteristics: (Ziyao Wang) Brown irregular stone of 4730 g with fusion crust

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) Gray recrystallized matrix with recognizable gray to yellowish chondrules (av. 0.8 mm) and irregular metal and sulfide.

Geochemistry: Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.84

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~5, W2)

Specimens: 20.5 g on deposit at Kiel, Chao Wang holds the main mass, and 167 g with Bart.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Xinjiang
Origin or pseudonym:desert
Date:2021 Apr 18
Latitude:42°14'6.09"N
Longitude:90°41'42.02"E
Mass (g):4730
Pieces:1
Class:L~5
Weathering grade:W2
Magnetic suscept.:4.84
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):20.5
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Chao Wang
Finder:Bakiriy
Comments:working name WZ179; 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, Weiland 37, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 30 Nov 2019)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (42° 14' 6"N, 90° 41' 42"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 273 approved meteorites from Xinjiang, China (plus 5 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 428 approved meteorites from China (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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