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Kerman 245
Basic information Name: Kerman 245
     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 9.1 g
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8290 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 245        30°45.70’N, 57°47.62’E

Kerman, Iran

Find: 19 Mar 2017

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

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

Physical characteristics: A single piece weighing 9.1 g.

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; (Fa23.6Fo76.4, N=7); Orthopyroxene in chondrules and matrix (Fs21.3En77.2Wo1.5, N=6);

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5); S2; W3;

Specimens: A total of 8.17 g specimen (main mass) is on deposit at MSN-FI; 0.63 g at SBU.

Data from:
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Date:19 Mar 2017
Mass (g):9.1
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):23.6±1.0 (N=7)
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.3±0.6 (N=6)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5±0.1
Classifier:V. Moggi Cecchi and G. Pratesi, UniFi, and G. Giuli, UniCam
Type spec mass (g):8.17
Type spec location:MSN-FI
Main mass:MSN-FI
Finder:Vanni Moggi Cecchi
Comments:MSN-FI # I3335; Specific gravity 3.311; provisional Kerman 245; field LE39; 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° 45' 42"N, 57° 47' 37"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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