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Basic information Name: Jodiya
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 2006
Country: India
Mass:help 100 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 94  (2008)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7132 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 28 Aug 2008
Writeup from MB 94:

Jodiya                         22°4048’’N 70°1848’’E

Jodiya, Jamnagar District, Gujarat, India

Fall: 31 July 2006, 21:28 h. Indian Standard Time (IST) (UT+5 h)

Ordinary chondrite (L5)

History: A meteorite shower was witnessed on July 31, 2006, at 21:28 h. IST, in the regions of Jodiya, Jamnagar district, and Vandya, Kuchchh district, Gujarat. Many pieces fell in marshland and rain filled agricultural lands and could not be recovered. A search team from Geological Survey of India (GSI) has collected several fragments.

Physical characteristics: The samples collected have fallen on rooftops of houses and/or courtyards. The largest sample collected is ~4 × 2 cm and is partly fusion crusted. An ~4 g sample, partly covered with fusion crust has been given to PRL, Ahmedabad, for analysis.

Petrography: (Z. G. Ghevaria, GSI, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India and S. V. S. Murty, PRL) The general texture of the Jodiya meteorite is brecciated with porphyritic chondrules of olivine and low Ca pyroxene and low amount of metal. Chondrule sizes range from 0.92 to 1.46 with an average of 1.23 mm. The average olivine composition is Fa25.1, low Ca pyroxene is Fs21.2 and compositions are uniform within 1–2% suggesting that the metamorphic grade is 5–6, but trapped noble gas amounts fall in the range of 4–5. Thus, Jodiya is classified as L5. Δ17O is 1.16‰.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

Type specimens: All collected fragments (~100 g) are in the possession of GSI, Calcutta. A thick section and a small, fusion crusted chip (~2 g) with FC are at PRL, Ahmedabad.

Data from:
  Table 5
  Line 2:
Mass (g):~100
Fayalite (mol%):25.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.2
Classifier:N. Bhandari, S. V. S. Murty, R. R. Mahajan, P. N.Shukla, A. D.Shukla, PRL
Type spec mass (g):~100
Type spec location:GSI and PRL
Main mass:GSI and PRL
   and collections
GSI: The Director General, Geological Survey of India, 27, J.L.N Road, Kolkata 700 016, West Bengal, India., India; Website (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2018)
PRL: Physical Research Laboratory, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, 380 009, India; Website (institutional address; updated 6 Dec 2017)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 94, MAPS 43, 1551-1588 (2008)
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     Recommended::   (22° 40' 48"N, 70° 18' 48"E)

     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Gujarat, India (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 144 approved meteorites from India (plus 10 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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