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Lut-e-Zangi Ahmad 002
Basic information Name: Lut-e-Zangi Ahmad 002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: LZA 002
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Iran
Mass:help 8.63 kg
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 590 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 16 May 2017
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Writeup from MB 106:

Lut-e-Zangi Ahmad 002 (LZA 002)        29°41.708’N, 59°5.813’E

Kerman, Iran

Find: 24 Mar 2013

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: Found during a desert fied trip.

Physical characteristics: Dark brown, wind-ablated stone, 20 × 18 × 14 cm, with deep fractures due to weathering

Petrography: Mean chondrule size is 0.71±0.38 mm (n=117). Glass is common, often partly recrystallized. The meteorite is shock-blackened. Iron is mostly weathered, pyrrhotite partly unaltered, especially fine-grained troilite impregnating silicates. Many veins of terrestrial iron hydroxides and carbonates.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa 22.2±2.2 (range Fa16.3-23.7), n=19; pyroxene: Fs16.7±5.8Wo1.8±1.7 (Fs5.6-21.7Wo0.5-4.2), n=8.

Classification: L chondrite based on mineral composition and mean chondrule size.

Specimens: 34.4 g plus one polished thin section at NMBE. Main mass: Mehrdad Ghazvinian, Tehran.

Data from:
  MB106
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Kerman
Origin or pseudonym:sand dune
Date:24 Mar 2013
Latitude:29°41.708'N
Longitude:59°5.813'E
Mass (g):8634
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):22.2±4.3 (N=19)
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.7±5.6 (N=8)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.8±2.5 (N=8)
Classifier:B. Hofmann, NMBE, N. Greber, Bern
Type spec mass (g):34.4 g
Type spec location:NMBE
Main mass:Mehrdad Ghazvinian
Finder:Mehrdad Ghazvinian
Comments:Submitted by Beda Hofmann
Institutions
   and collections
NMBE: Natural History Museum Bern Bernastrasse 15 CH-3005 Bern Switzerland, Switzerland; Website (institutional address; updated 2 Mar 2012)
Bern: University of Bern, University of Bern, Hochschulstrasse 4, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106, in preparation (2017)
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Geography:

Iran
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (29° 41' 42"N, 59° 5' 49"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 201 approved meteorites from Kerman, Iran
     This is 1 of 211 approved meteorites from Iran (plus 1 unapproved name)
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