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Basic information Name: Karavannoe
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1960s
Country: Russia
Mass:help 132 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  Pallasite, PES
Recommended:  Pallasite, PES    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites classified as Pallasite, PES.   [show all]
Search for other: Eagle Station group pallasites, Metal-rich meteorites, and Pallasites
Comments: Approved 18 Dec 2012
Writeup from MB 101:

Karavannoe        57°46.87’N, 47°40.78’E


Found: 1960s

Classification: Pallasite (Eagle Station group)

History: One stone was found by Sergei Blednykh and Aleksander Blednykh at Karavannoe village (Tuzhinsky region, Kirovsky district, Russia). The stone was known since the 1960s, but was only recognized as a meteorite 28 Sep 2010.

Physical characteristics: The meteorite is a 30-40 cm brown stone of irregular shape covered in an ~1 cm thick oxide shell.

Petrography: (C. A. Lorenz, Vernad) Meteorite shows coarse-grained greenish-yellow olivine enclosed in Fe,Ni metal matrix. Olivine grains are fractured, the cracks are filled by weathering products. Olivine contains small grains of chromite, pyroxene, and FeNi metal. Accessory minerals are pyroxene, chromite, troilite, phosphates, and schreibersite.

Geochemistry: (N.N. Kononkova, Vernad; S.E. Borisovsky, IGEM): Olivine Fa19.7 (Fe/Mn=96.8 at%); pyroxene Fs16.8 Wo1.4 (Fe/Mn=54.1 at%). Bulk Ni content in Fe,Ni metal, measured by XRF, is 14 wt% (I.A. Roshchina, Vernad). Oxygen isotopic composition of olivine: (I. A. Franchi, OU): δ17O = -6.25; δ18O = -2.642, Δ17O = -4.878 (all per mil).

Classification: Pallasite (Eagle Station grouplet)

Specimens: The type specimens (32.45 kg slab, 0.24 kg piece) and two polished sections are on deposit at Vernad. The finder holds the main mass.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Mass (g):132000
Class:Pallasite, PES
Weathering grade:medium
Fayalite (mol%):19.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.8
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4
Classifier:C. A. Lorenz, Vernad
Type spec mass (g):32690
Type spec location:Vernad
Main mass:S.V. Blednykh
Finder:S.V. Blednykh
Comments:Submitted by C.A. Lorenz
Plots: O isotopes:  
   and collections
OU: Planetary and Space Sciences Department of Physical Sciences The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA United Kingdom, United Kingdom (institutional address; updated 8 Dec 2011)
Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
IGEM: Institute of Geology of Ore Deposits, Petrography, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Staromonetny Per., 35, Moscow, 119017 , Russia (institutional address; updated 16 Dec 2010)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Kirovskaya oblast', Russia
     This is 1 of 156 approved meteorites from Russia (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 19 impact craters)
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