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Kerman 234
Basic information Name: Kerman 234
     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 207 g
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6379 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 10 Jan 2020
Writeup from MB 109:

Kerman 234        30°46.23’N, 57°48.20’E

Kerman, Iran

Find: 15 Mar 2017

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6)

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

Physical characteristics: A single piece weighing 207.2 g covered with fusion crust.

Petrography: (G. Giuli, UniCam; V. Moggi Cecchi, G. Pratesi UniFi); The thin section displays a faint chondritic texture, with very rare relic chondrules in a fine-grained 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; (Fa19.7Fo80.3, N=9); Orthopyroxene in chondrules and matrix (Fs17.1En81.5Wo1.4, N=8);

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6); S2; W3

Specimens: A total of 74.5 g specimen is on deposit at MSN-FI; 33.67 g at SBU. Main mass (91.3 g) at University of Camerino, Italy.

Data from:
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Date:15 Mar 2017
Mass (g):207.2
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):19.7±0.6 (N=9)
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.1±0.7 (N=8)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±0.1
Classifier:V. Moggi Cecchi and G. Pratesi, UniFi, and G. Giuli, UniCam
Type spec mass (g):74.50
Type spec location:MSN-FI
Main mass:University of Camerino, Italy
Finder:Gabriele Giuli
Comments:MSN-FI # I3324; Specific gravity 3.379; provisional Kerman 234; field LE31; 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° 46' 14"N, 57° 48' 12"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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