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Kerman 239
Basic information Name: Kerman 239
     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 8.6 g
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11238 approved meteorites (plus 22 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 10 Jan 2020
Writeup from MB 109:

Kerman 239        30°35.52’N, 57°51.80’E

Kerman, Iran

Find: 16 Mar 2017

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

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

Physical characteristics: A single piece weighing 8.6 g.

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

Geochemistry: EMP (V. Moggi Cecchi, G. Pratesi - UniFi; G. Giuli - UniCam); Olivine in chondrules and matrix; (Fa20.0Fo80.0, N=12); Orthopyroxene in chondrules and matrix (Fs17.4En81.1Wo1.5, N=10);

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5); S1; W3

Specimens: A total of 3.13 g specimen is on deposit at MSN-FI; 1.50 g at SBU. Main mass (3.4 g) at University of Camerino, Italy.

Data from:
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Date:16 Mar 2017
Mass (g):8.6
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):20.0±0.5 (N=12)
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.4±0.6 (N=10)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5±0.1
Classifier:V. Moggi Cecchi and G. Pratesi, UniFi, and G. Giuli, UniCam
Type spec mass (g):3.13
Type spec location:MSN-FI
Main mass:University of Camerino, Italy
Finder:Gabriele Giuli
Comments:MSN-FI # I3329; Specific gravity 3.362; provisional Kerman 239; field LE33; 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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     Recommended::   (30° 35' 31"N, 57° 51' 48"E)

     This is 1 of 312 approved meteorites from Kerman, Iran
     This is 1 of 379 approved meteorites from Iran (plus 1 unapproved name)
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