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Kerman 227
Basic information Name: Kerman 227
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: Iran
Mass:help 955 g
Recommended:  H3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 703 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H3.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 10 Jan 2020
Writeup from MB 109:

Kerman 227        30°42.42’N, 57°49.40’E

Kerman, Iran

Find: 14 Mar 2017

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3)

History: Collected during the 2017 joint Italian-Iranian recovery campaign

Physical characteristics: A single piece weighing 954.9 g covered with fusion crust

Petrography: (G. Giuli, UniCam; V. Moggi Cecchi, G. Pratesi UniFi); The thin section displays a marked chondritic texture, with abundant well delineated chondrules of various types set in silicate matrix. Kamacite and troilite are diffuse and partially weathered to iron oxides;

Geochemistry: EMP (V. Moggi Cecchi, G. Pratesi; G. Giuli, UniCam); Olivine in chondrules (Fa12.5±5.7Fo87.5±5.7, N=11); Olivine in matrix; (Fa17.3±3.9Fo82.7±3.9, N=13); Orthopyroxene in chondrules (Fs8.8±4.4En90.3±4.4Wo0.9±0.1, N=10); Orthopyroxene in matrix (Fs14.4±4.2En84.8±4.2Wo0.8±0.1, N=12);

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3); estimated subtype 3.8; S1; W3

Specimens: A total of 754.31 g specimen (main mass) is on deposit at MSN-FI; 166.0 g at SBU.

Data from:
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Date:14 Mar 2017
Mass (g):954.9
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):12.5±5.7(N=11)
Ferrosilite (mol%):8.8±4.4(N=10)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.9±0.1
Classifier:V. Moggi Cecchi and G. Pratesi, UniFi, and G. Giuli, UniCam
Type spec mass (g):754.31
Type spec location:MSN-FI
Main mass:MSN-FI
Finder:Saeed Soltani
Comments:MSN-FI # I3319; Specific gravity 3.232; provisional Kerman 227; field LE26; submitted by Vanni Moggi Cecchi
   and collections
MSN-FI: Museo di Storia Naturale “La Specola”, Sez. Mineralogia – Sistema Museale dell'Università degli Studi di Firenze Via Giorgio La Pira, 4 – 50121 Firenze, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 24 Oct 2022)
UniFi: Università degli Studi di Firenze, P.zza S. Marco, 4 - 50121 Firenze, Italy (institutional address; updated 14 Sep 2013)
SBU: Shahid Bahonar University Pajoohesh Sq, Imam Khomeni Highway Kerman, I.R., Iran (institutional address; updated 10 Jan 2020)
UniCam: University of Camerino Via A. D'Accorso, 16, 62032 Camerino MC, Italy (institutional address; updated 10 Jan 2020)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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     This is 1 of 312 approved meteorites from Kerman, Iran
     This is 1 of 380 approved meteorites from Iran (plus 1 unapproved name)
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