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Kerman 139
Basic information Name: Kerman 139
     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 246 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6534 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 3 Apr 2017
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Writeup from MB 106:

Kerman 139        30°38.441’N, 57°52.750’E

Kerman, Iran

Find: 2016 May

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

Physical characteristics: Covered by a black fusion crust. Relatively big chondrules and some FeNi metal/troilite grains visible in the cut surface.

Petrography: Microscopic observations of a polished mount reveal a well-preserved chondritic texture. The average chondrule size diameter is 1080 ± 560 μm (N=45) and it ranges from 380 to 3570 μm. Troilite rims are preserved. Plagioclase average size is less than 40 μm.

Data from:
  MB106
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Kerman
Origin or pseudonym:Kalout region of Lut desert
Date:2016 May
Latitude:30°38.441'N
Longitude:57°52.750'E
Mass (g):246
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):25.4 (N=3)
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.9 (N=2)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6
Magnetic suscept.:4.53
Classifier:H. Pourkhorsandi and J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):41
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Hojjat Kamali (Afshin Parsi, Afshin Group)
Finder:Hojjat Kamali
Comments:Work name AF121.; submitted by Hamed Pourkhorsandi
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CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
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References: Published in Gattacceca J., Bouvier A., Grossman J., Metzler K., and Uehara M. (2019) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 54 in press.
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Geography:

Iran
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (30° 38' 26"N, 57° 52' 45"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 244 approved meteorites from Kerman, Iran
     This is 1 of 261 approved meteorites from Iran (plus 46 unapproved names)
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