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Kerman 231
Basic information Name: Kerman 231
     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 405 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 231        30°39.85’N, 57°50.93’E

Kerman, Iran

Find: 15 Mar 2017

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3)

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

Physical characteristics: A single piece weighing 404.6 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 (Fa15.4±7.3Fo84.6±7.3, N=12); Olivine in matrix; (Fa23.8±4.7Fo76.2±4.7, N=8); Orthopyroxene in chondrules (Fs13.0±4.9En86.2±4.9Wo0.8±0.1, N=11); Orthopyroxene in matrix (Fs17.8±0.7En81.3±0.7Wo0.9±0.1, N=6);

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3); estimated subtype 3.8; S2; W3

Specimens: A total of 336.2 g specimen (main mass) is on deposit at MSN-FI; 64.94 g at SBU.

Data from:
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Date:15 Mar 2017
Mass (g):404.6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):15.4±7.3 (N=12)
Ferrosilite (mol%):13.0±4.9 (N=11)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.8±0.1
Classifier:V. Moggi Cecchi and G. Pratesi, UniFi, and G. Giuli, UniCam
Type spec mass (g):336.20
Type spec location:MSN-FI
Main mass:MSN-FI
Finder:Majid Nemati
Comments:MSN-FI # I3322; Specific gravity 3.396; provisional Kerman 231; field LE29; 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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