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Gandom Beryan
Basic information Name: Gandom Beryan
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: Iran
Mass:help 3.93 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 645 approved meteorites classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 18 Nov 2016
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 105:

Gandom Beryan        31°52.31’N, 57°03.31’E

Kerman, Iran

Find: 2016 Apr 2

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: The sample was found in the desert by Mr. Kryachko Timur. V. and Mr. Khatami Majid.

Physical characteristics: 5 fragments of meteorite were covered by dark brown fusion crust.

Petrography: Ivanova M. A. (Vernad) The meteorite has a chondritic texture and consists of POP, PO, RP, and BO chondrules embedded in a fine-grained matrix. Boundaries between chondrules and the matrix are sharp and clear. The average chondrule diameter is 0.8 mm.

Geochemistry: Mineral compositions and geochemistry: Ivanova M.A. (Verna.) Olivine, Fa 20.3±6.9 (N=27), PMD of Fa, 34.4%. Orthopyroxene, Fs17.9±13.3Wo1.8±2.2 (N=25). Co content in kamacite, 0.96±0.08 wt%.

Classification: L3, suggested sub-type 3.6, W1, S1. Ivanova M. A. (Vernad)

Specimens: 654 g, 13.6 g and a thin section are deposited in Vernad. The main mass is with Mr. T. V. Kryachko (bredfild@mail.ru) and Mr. V.V. Shulimin, private collection

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Kerman
Origin or pseudonym:Desert
Date:2016 Apr 2
Latitude:31°52.31'N
Longitude:57°03.31'E
Mass (g):3927
Pieces:5
Class:L3
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):20.3±6.9 (N=27)
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.9±13.3 (N=25)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.8±2.2 (N=25)
Classifier:M. A. Ivanova, Vernad
Type spec mass (g):667.6
Type spec location:Vernad.
Main mass:Mr. Kryachko T. V. (555 g) and private collection of Mr. Shumilin V.V. (2676 g) hold the main mass
Finder:Mr. Kryachko Timur V. and Mr. Khatami Majid
Comments:Field name is IR-005.; submitted by M. A. Ivanova
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Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 105, MAPS 52, 2411, September 2017. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12944/full
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Timur Kryachko   
Geography:

Iran
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (31° 52' 19"N, 57° 3' 19"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 238 approved meteorites from Kerman, Iran
     This is 1 of 250 approved meteorites from Iran (plus 46 unapproved names)
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Synonymshelp: Gandom Beryan 001 (First meteorite in DCA)

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