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Tabas 001
Basic information Name: Tabas 001
     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 4.63 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8890 approved meteorites (plus 5 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 Dec 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Tabas 001        33°39.12’N, 56°59.77’E

Khorasan, Iran

Find: 15 Jan 2016

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

History: The meteorite was found in the desert of Iran by Mr. Zacharchuk and Mr. Kryachko in January 15, 2016.

Physical characteristics: The meteorite is broken into 14 pieces. A dark-brownish, partly eroded fusion crust is present.

Petrography: The meteorite has brecciated chondritic texture. The main mass (host) composes of chondrules fragments, mineral grains and minor well formed chondrules of 300-900 µm in diameter of BO, RP, PO, PP, POP, rare of C types, troilite (~3 vol%), minor metal FeNi, iron hydroxides, accessory chromite. The main mass contains of ~15 vol% of the angular rock clasts of 5-15 mm in size. Some of them are composed of brecciated chondritic material, similar to that of the host. The clasts of another type are comprised by recrystallized medium-grained aggregates of pyroxene, feldspar (up to 400 µm in size) and olivine, minor troilite and metal grains.

Geochemistry: Mineral compositions and geochemistry: the host and fine-grained clasts are composed of olivine Fa24.9±0.3 (N=15) and pyroxene Fs20.5±0.1Wo1.5±0.2 (N=15); the medium-grained clasts are composed of Fa20.4±0.2 (N=15) and Fs17.4±0.2Wo2.6±0.8 (N=13).

Classification: Based on the texture and composition, the meteorite is classified as ordinary chondrite breccia composed of L5 host with L5 and H7 clasts (L5 polymict breccia).

Specimens: A type specimen of 962 g total weight and thin section are on deposit at Vernad, the finders hold the main mass.

Data from:
  Table 0
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Date:15 Jan 2016
Mass (g):4627
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24.9±0.3, 20.4±0.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.5±0.1, 17.4±0.2
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5±0.2, 2.6±0.8
Classifier:Lorenz C. A., Vernad
Type spec mass (g):962
Type spec location:Vernad.
Main mass:Mr. T. V. Kryachko, [email protected], Mr. E. Zacharchuk, [email protected]
Finder:Mr. E. Zacharchuk and Mr. T. Kryachko
Comments:Field name is Tabas; analyst S. E. Borisovsky (IGEM); submitted by Lorenz C.A., Vernad
   and collections
Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
IGEM: Institute of Geology of Ore Deposits, Petrography, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Staromonetny Per., 35, Moscow, 119017 , Russia (institutional address; updated 16 Dec 2010)
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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Timur Kryachko   

     Recommended::   (33° 39' 7"N, 56° 59' 46"E)

     This is 1 of 15 approved meteorites from Khorasan, Iran
     This is 1 of 390 approved meteorites from Iran (plus 1 unapproved name)
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