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Kerman 230
Basic information Name: Kerman 230
     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 231 g
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8298 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 10 Jan 2020
Writeup from MB 109:

Kerman 230        30°40.67’N, 57°50.57’E

Kerman, Iran

Find: 15 Mar 2017

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

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

Physical characteristics: 3 pieces totally weighing 230.5 g with fusion crust.

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. Scattered kamacite and troilite grains, partially weathered to iron oxides are visible;

Geochemistry: EMP (V. Moggi Cecchi, G. Pratesi - UniFi; G. Giuli - UniCam); Olivine in chondrules and matrix; (Fa25.0Fo75.0, N=5); Orthopyroxene in chondrules and matrix (Fs21.7En76.7Wo1.6, N=6);

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5); S1; W2

Specimens: A total of 69.8 g specimen is on deposit at MSN-FI; 10.0 g at SBU. Main mass (143.9 g) at University of Camerino, Italy.

Data from:
  Table 0
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Date:15 Mar 2017
Mass (g):230.5
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):25.0±0.7 (N=5)
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.7±0.6 (N=6)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6±0.1
Classifier:V. Moggi Cecchi and G. Pratesi, UniFi, and G. Giuli, UniCam
Type spec mass (g):69.80
Type spec location:MSN-FI
Main mass:University of Camerino, Italy
Finder:Gabriele Giuli
Comments:MSN-FI # I3321; Specific gravity 3.361; provisional Kerman 230; field LE28; submitted by Vanni Moggi Cecchi
   and collections
MSN-FI: MUSEO DI STORIA NATURALE DELL'UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE Via Giorgio La Pira, 4 – 50121 FIRENZE, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2015)
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° 40' 40"N, 57° 50' 34"E)

     This is 1 of 306 approved meteorites from Kerman, Iran
     This is 1 of 355 approved meteorites from Iran (plus 1 unapproved name)
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