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Basic information Name: Oloitokitok
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: Kenya
Mass:help 6.1 kg
Recommended:  Iron, IIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 150 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 8 May 2024
Writeup from MB 113:

Oloitokitok        2°55.7’S, 37°30.5’E

Rift Valley, Kenya

Purchased: 2018 July 17

Classification: Iron meteorite (IIAB)

History: Found by some Maasai near Loitokitok town (Oloitokitok), Rift Valley Province. Purchased by Rongwei Ma on 17 July 2018 from a dealer in Kenya and subsequently acquired by Ziyao Wang in August 2018.

Physical characteristics: The single mass is slightly larger than fist-sized and is characterized by large regmaglypts on one side and smaller (cm-scale) regmaglypts on the other side. The surface is red-brown to black.

Petrography: (C. Herd, UAb): Optical and scanning electron microscopy examination of a ~1 × 3 cm cut surface reveals a 500 × 1500 μm inclusion consisting of daubreelite enclosed by troilite. The metallic portion of the sample examined is kamacite.

Geochemistry: ICP-MS data, using sample of North Chile (Filomena) as standard (C. Herd, P. Hill, and S. DuFrane UAb): Ni = 5.5, Co = 0.434 (both wt%); Ir = 6.4, Ga = 65, Ge = 174, As = 3.3, Ru = 19.6, Re = 0.5, Os = 3.4, W = 3.2, Pt = 23, Cu = 141 (all μg/g).

Classification: (C. Herd and P. Hill, UAb): Iron, IIAB. Metal analyzed consisted of kamacite only. Large sulfide and daubreelite inclusion is consistent with some evolved IIAB irons.

Specimens: Type specimen of 37.7 g at UAb. Main mass with Ziyao Wang.

Data from:
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State/Prov/County:Rift Valley
Place of purchase:Kenya
Date:P 2018 July 17
Mass (g):6100
Class:Iron, IIAB
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Classifier:C. Herd, UAb
Type spec mass (g):37.7
Type spec location:UAb
Main mass:Ziyao Wang
Comments:Working number WangZY-09; submitted by C. Herd
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UAb: 1-26 Earth Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E3, Canada, Canada; Website (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 113, in preparation (2024)
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     Recommended::   (2° 55' 42"S, 37° 30' 30"E)

     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Rift Valley, Kenya
     This is 1 of 14 approved meteorites from Kenya (plus 1 unapproved name)
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