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Lut 005
Basic information Name: Lut 005
     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 93 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  LL3
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 446 approved meteorites classified as LL3.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 11 Jul 2014
Writeup from MB 103:

Lut 005        30°14’55"N, 59°18’12"E

Kerman, Iran

Found: 2013 Feb 8

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

History: Found during an expedition in the Lut desert of eastern Iran, on large sand dunes known to locals as Rig-e Yalan, together with 91 other pieces totaling 2142 g of possibly related meteorites on the same day in a 50 m2 area. Multiple small pieces of a single individual totaling 39.2 g were donated to Cascadia on May 1, 2013.

Physical characteristics: Physical: Mainly reddish to dark gray pieces covered by weathering patinas.

Petrography: (A. Ruzicka and M. Hutson, Cascadia) In thin section the specimen shows tightly packed chondrules of typical 0.5-1 mm diameter with only a little intervening opaque matrix. The matrix is distinctive in containing albite crystals intergrown with Fe-rich olivine. A metal-poor igneous textured inclusion up to 8 mm across is present. Metal, weathered metal, and sulfide together compose <5 vol% of the thin section. Approximately 85-90% of the opaque minerals have been replaced during weathering.

Geochemistry: Compositions of all measured phases in the host meteorite are variable, and include olivine Fa24.6±5.1 (median Fa26.2) (N=116), low-Ca pyroxene Wo1.1±1.1Fs18.7±9.2En80.2±9.4 (N=86), high-Ca pyroxene Wo28.7±20.7Fs2.7±2.0En49.6±12.2 (N=8), and feldspar Ab78±30Or3±3An19±31 (N=18).

Classification: LL3 chondrite implied by low metal content and phase composition, estimated subtype 3.7-3.8.

Specimens: 30.3 g in eight pieces, 4.4 g of smaller fragments, 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):93
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):24.6±5.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):18.7±9.2
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1±1.1
Classifier:A. Ruzicka and M. Hutson, Cascadia
Type spec mass (g):39.2
Type spec location:Cascadia
Main mass:Mr. Maziar Nazari and Mr. Kiyan Babazadeh
Finder:Mazier Nazari, Kiyan Babazadeh, Ashkan Hedayati, Mohsen Adib
Comments:Lab number CML0740, field number Lut #2142; 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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     Recommended::   (30° 14' 55"N, 59° 18' 12"E)

     This is 1 of 311 approved meteorites from Kerman, Iran
     This is 1 of 374 approved meteorites from Iran (plus 1 unapproved name)
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