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Lut 002
Basic information Name: Lut 002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Iran
Mass:help 568 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6539 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 16 Jun 2014
Writeup from MB 103:

Lut 002        30°17’26"N, 59°23’55"E

Kerman, Iran

Found: 2013 Feb 8

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4)

History: A single stone found during an expedition in the Lut desert of Iran, on sand dunes known to locals as Rig-e Yalan. A 42.3 g end piece was donated to Cascadia on May 1, 2013.

Physical characteristics: Physical: Cut face shows a reddish-brown to dark gray interior with numerous small chondrules and two large chondrules. Exterior is covered by a dark brown weathering patina.

Petrography: (M. Hutson and A. Ruzicka, Cascadia) In thin section, the specimen shows numerous small chondrules (typically <0.5 mm diameter) surrounded by a mixture of weathering products (iron oxides and calcium sulfate), troilite and finer-grained silicates. About 80-90% of the metal and sulfide have been replaced by weathering products. Devitrified glass is present in the mesostases of some chondrules.

Geochemistry: BSE imaging shows that the meteorite is equilibrated. Compositions of measured phases in the host meteorite are consistent with an H chondrite, and include olivine Fa17.0±0.3 (N=10), and low-Ca pyroxene Wo1.2±0.2Fs14.9±0.2En83.9±0.3 (N=10).

Classification: H4 chondrite based on texture and mineral chemistry.

Specimens: A 38.7 g end piece, one polished thin section, and a stub are on deposit at Cascadia. Mr. Maziar Nazari and Mr. Kiyan Babazadeh hold the main mass (PO Box 17665-414, Tehran, Iran).

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Origin or pseudonym:sand dunes
Date:2013 Feb 8
Mass (g):568
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):17.0±0.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):14.9±0.2
Wollastonite (mol%):1.2±0.2
Classifier:M. Hutson and A. Ruzicka, Cascadia
Type spec mass (g):38.7
Type spec location:Cascadia
Main mass:Maziar Nazari and Kiyan Babazadeh
Finder:Mazier Nazari, Kiyan Babazadeh, Ashkan Hedayati, Mohsen Adib
Comments:Lab number CML0731, field number Lut #568; submitted by Alex Ruzicka
   and collections
Cascadia: Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory, Portland State University, Department of Geology, Room 17 Cramer Hall, 1721 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 28 Oct 2011)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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     This is 1 of 315 approved meteorites from Kerman, Iran
     This is 1 of 392 approved meteorites from Iran (plus 1 unapproved name)
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