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Basic information Name: Kavarpura
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 2006
Country: India
Mass:help 6.8 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 94  (2008)  IIE-an
Recommended:  Iron, IIE-an    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIE-an.   [show all]
Search for other: IIE irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 7 May 2008
Writeup from MB 94:

Kavarpura                 25°836’’N 75°4848’’E

Kavarpura, near Rawatbhata village, Rajasthan, India

Fall: 29 August 2006; 13:37 h Indian Standard Time (IST)

Iron meteorite (IIE-Anom.)

History: Two shepherds witnessed the fall of a single piece (6.8 kg) in bright day light, and reported to the local police. It is an iron mass with regmaglyphs on the surface. A cut piece of ~20 g has been given to PRL, Ahmedabad for analysis.

Physical and chemical characteristics (Z. G. Ghevaria, GSI, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, and S. V. S. Murty, PRL, Ahmedabad, India): Polished and etched surface shows Widmanstätten pattern with fine kamacite bandwidths. Optical microscopic observation revealed inclusions ranging in size from few tens of microns to few hundred micrometers across on the polished surface. Qualitative EPMA studies show that some of the inclusions are C rich and some are rich in Si, Cr and P, in addition to Fe, Ni. Preliminary data on siderophiles (Ni 9.5%, Co 0.39%, Ir 1.6 ppm, Ga 6.8 ppm and Ge 5.8 ppm) by ICP-MS and the presence of non-metallic inclusions suggest that Kavarpura can be classified as IIE-Anom. A very interesting feature of this meteorite is the presence of solar noble gases.

Classification: Iron meteorite (IIE-Anom.)

Type specimen: ~10 g piece in PRL, Ahmedabad; the main mass is with GSI, Calcutta.

Data from:
  Table 5
  Line 4:
Mass (g):6800
Classifier:Z. G. Ghevaria, GSI, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, and S. V. S. Murty, PRL
Type spec mass (g):10
Type spec location:PRL
Main mass:PRL
Comments:Ni 9.5%, Co 0.39%, Ir 1.6 ppm, Ga 6.8 ppm and Ge 5.8 ppm
   and collections
GSI: The Director General, Geological Survey of India, 27, J.L.N Road, Kolkata 700 016, West Bengal, India., India; Website (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2018)
PRL: Physical Research Laboratory, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, 380 009, India; Website (institutional address; updated 6 Dec 2017)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 94, MAPS 43, 1551-1588 (2008)
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     This is 1 of 16 approved meteorites from Rajasthan, India (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 144 approved meteorites from India (plus 10 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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