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Ladkee
Basic information Name: Ladkee
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 2012
Country: Pakistan
Mass:help 69 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5854 approved meteorites (plus 5 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 31 Jul 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Ladkee        24°22’40"N, 69°40’50"E

Sind, Pakistan

Fell: 4 May 2012

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6)

History: According to Ghulam Mustafa Laghari (SUPARCO), on May 4, 2012 around 10:30 pm local time (5:30 pm UTC), many people in the Tharpakar district, Sindh province of Pakistan, observed a fireball that disintegrated into many pieces. Some of the villagers in the town of Ladkee were sitting outside the Government Primary School and heard the sound of an object falling to the ground in the school’s backyard, but because of darkness they were unable to find it immediately. The next morning they went to the school’s backyard and found a 69 g black stone in a small crater of sand.

Physical characteristics: Single, complete, fresh black fusion-crusted stone. Broken surface reveals a fine mix of light gray, light brown, and metallic grains.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination shows a texturally equilibrated chondrite with a few indistinct chondrules, plagioclase up to 100 μm, abundant kamacite.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee,UNM) Olivine Fa18.8±0.3, Fe/Mn= 38±1, n=3; low-Ca pyroxene Fs16.8±0.1Wo1.5±0.2, Fe/Mn= 22±1, n=3.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6), weathering grade (W0).

Specimens: 14 g including a microprobe mount on deposit UNM, main mass is held by Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO).

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Sind
Date:4 May 2012
Latitude:24°22'40"N
Longitude:69°40'50"E
Mass (g):69
Pieces:1
Class:H6
Weathering grade:W0
Fayalite (mol%):18.8±0.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.8±0.1
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5±0.2
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):14
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO)
Comments:Submitted by C. Agee
Institutions
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UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography:

Pakistan
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (24° 22' 40"N, 69° 40' 50"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites from Sind, Pakistan
     This is 1 of 16 approved meteorites from Pakistan (plus 1 unapproved name)
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