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Kerman 235
Basic information Name: Kerman 235
     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 125.4 g
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6359 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [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 235        30°46.23’N, 57°48.20’E

Kerman, Iran

Find: 15 Mar 2017

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4)

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

Physical characteristics: A single piece weighing 125.4 g covered with fusion crust.

Petrography: (G. Giuli, UniCam; V. Moggi Cecchi, G. Pratesi UniFi); The thin section displays a marked chondritic texture, with scattered evident chondrules of various types set in 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; (Fa19.2Fo80.8, N=7); Orthopyroxene in chondrules and matrix (Fs16.7En81.9Wo1.4, N=5);

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4); S2; W3

Specimens: A total of 45.7 g specimen is on deposit at MSN-FI; 27.3 g at SBU. Di Martino holds the main mass (46.4 g).

Data from:
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Date:15 Mar 2017
Mass (g):125.4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):19.2±0.5 (N=7)
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.7±0.6 (N=5)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±0.1
Classifier:V. Moggi Cecchi and G. Pratesi, UniFi, and G. Giuli, UniCam
Type spec mass (g):45.70
Type spec location:MSN-FI
Main mass:Di Martino
Finder:Mario Di Martino
Comments:MSN-FI # I3325; Specific gravity 3.648; provisional Kerman 235; field LE32; 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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