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Lut 006
Basic information Name: Lut 006
     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 86.6 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  LL3
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 444 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 006        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 Iran, on 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. Two pieces totaling 20.1 grams and fragments totaling 0.2 g from a single individual were donated to Cascadia on May 1, 2013.

Physical characteristics: Physical: Cut face shows a medium to dark brown interior with numerous distinct chondrules. Only a slight amount of metal and sulfide is visible in hand specimen; more weathered areas are somewhat porous. Exterior is covered by a dark brown weathering patina.

Petrography: (M. Hutson and A. Ruzicka, Cascadia) In thin section the specimen shows tightly packed somewhat oblate chondrules of typical 0.5-1 mm diameter (average 0.8±0.4, N=85 chondrules) with only a little intervening opaque matrix. The matrix is distinctive in containing euhedral to subhedral albite crystals intergrown with Fe-rich olivine. Metal, weathered metal, and sulfide together comprise approx. 4.7 vol% of the thin section. Approximately 60-65% of the metal and troilite in the thin section have been replaced during weathering.

Geochemistry: Compositions of measured phases are variable, and include olivine Fa23.7±7.0 (median Fa26.2) (N=35), and low-Ca pyroxene Wo2.2±1.3Fs20.3±8.2En77.4±9.5 (N=18).

Classification: LL3 chondrite implied by metal content and chondrule size. Paired with Lut 005 based on distinctive matrix texture, chemistry, opaque mineral abundance, overall appearance, and find location.

Specimens: 17.0 g in three pieces, 0.2 g of smaller fragments, one polished thin section, and a stub with >0.1 g of mass 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):86.6
Shock stage:S5
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):23.7±7.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.3±8.2
Wollastonite (mol%):2.2±1.3
Classifier:A. Ruzicka and M. Hutson, Cascadia
Type spec mass (g):17.3
Type spec location:Cascadia
Main mass:Mr. Maziar Nazari and Mr. Kiyan Babazadeh
Finder:Mazier Nazari, Kiyan Babazadeh
Comments:Paired with Lut 005; lab number CML0736, 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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     This is 1 of 311 approved meteorites from Kerman, Iran
     This is 1 of 373 approved meteorites from Iran (plus 1 unapproved name)
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