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Basic information Name: Kidairat
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1983
Country: Sudan
Mass:help 100 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 70  (1991)  H4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  H6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6825 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeup from MB 70:
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Northern Kardofan Province, Sudan

Fell in January 1983, at night Stone.

Ordinary chondrite (H4)

Two stones, 60 and 40 kg, were found by a geological field trip in 1986 near Kidairat (20 km SE of Umm Badr, WSW of Khartoum); they are said to have fallen in 1983. Olivine Fa19, analyst M. Bonardi, classification R. K. Herd, both Geological Survey of Canada, 601 Booth Street, Ottawa K1A OE8, Ontario, Canada. Source: R. K. Herd, GSC, Ottawa, and A. Ibrahim, A. A. Sadig, and A. Gumaa, Department of Geology, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan. The main mass of the 40-kg piece is at the Geology Department, University of Khartoum; the 60-kg piece remains in Kidairat.

Writeup from MB 89:
Kidairat, reclassification

This meteorite was first announced in The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 70. Mineralogy and reclassification (Yassir A. Abdu, Uppsala): the meteorite is homogenous, highlyrecrystallized (plagioclase grain size 50–100 μm) suggestingit is an H6 chondrite, Fa19, Fs16.
   and collections
Uppsala: Department of Earth Science, Uppsala University, Uppsala, SE-752 36, Sweden (institutional address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 70, Meteoritics 26, 68-69 (1991)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (14°N, 28°E)
     Recommended::   (14°N, 28°E)

     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Kurdufan, Sudan
     This is 1 of 12 approved meteorites from Sudan (plus 1 unapproved name)
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Synonymshelp: Al Kidairat (From MetBase)
Al Kidirate (From MetBase)

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