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Kerman 003
Basic information Name: Kerman 003
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: Iran
Mass:help 615 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8487 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 18 Mar 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Kerman 003        30° 26.80’N, 58° 27.00’E

Kerman, Iran

Find: 2014 Aug 07

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

History: A single stone was found during an expedition in the Lut desert in August 2014, in a corridor within the Kalout formation (Chale-h Gachi). The stone was given to Hamed Pourkhorsandi at Tehran on 2014 Nov 10 and the type specimen cut at CEREGE.

Physical characteristics: An angular brown rock without fusion crust. The shape suggests that it has been fragmented during atmospheric entry and that it was a part of a larger meteorite. Magnetic susceptibility log χ =4.52 (χ in 10-9 m3/kg).

Petrography: Petrographic observation of a polished section shows chondrules in a recryztallized matrix. Most of the FeNi grains have been weathered to Fe oxy-hydroxides. Some myrmekitic oxide fillings within FeNi metal grains are present. Troilite is mostly fresh although some troilite alteration to pyrite/marcasite occurs. Plagioclase is smaller than 50 μm.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa25.3±0.2 (N=4), low-Ca pyroxene Fs22.0±0.2Wo1.9±0.7 (N=4).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

Specimens: Type specimen (25.5 g) and a polished section at CEREGE. Main mass with Bahman Izadi (Fars Green Center, Iran)

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Origin or pseudonym:gravel deflation surface
Date:2014 Aug 07
Latitude:30° 26.80'N
Longitude:58° 27.00'E
Mass (g):615
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):25.3±0.2 (N=4)
Ferrosilite (mol%):22.0±0.2 (N=4)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.9±0.8
Magnetic suscept.:4.52
Classifier:H. Pourkhorsandi, J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):27.5
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Bahman Izadi (Fars Green Center, Iran)
Finder:Bahman Izadi (Fars Green Center, Iran)
Comments:Submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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     Recommended::   (30° 26' 48"N, 58° 27' 0"E)

     This is 1 of 308 approved meteorites from Kerman, Iran
     This is 1 of 363 approved meteorites from Iran (plus 1 unapproved name)
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