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Gandom Beryan 012
Basic information Name: Gandom Beryan 012
     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 300 g
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11150 approved meteorites (plus 22 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 11 Nov 2020
Writeup from MB 109:

Gandom Beryan 012        31°52.223’N, 57°08.846’E

Kerman, Iran

Find: 3 Jan 2017

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: The meteorite was found 3 January 2017 by the UrFU meteorite expedition-2017 in Iran (Pastukhovich A.Yu., Larionov M.Yu., Kruglikov N.A., Zamyatin D.A.) in the northern sandy part of the Lut desert.

Physical characteristics: A dark-brown fragment with angular shape. The surface and interior of the meteorite is light to dark brown in color due to abundant Fe-hydroxides. Some parts have glassy-like surface due to desert weathering. No fusion crust was observed.

Petrography: Classification (K. Dugushkina, RAS-UB). Chondrite with recrystallized texture. Predominantly porphyritic olivine (PO) and porphyritic olivine-pyroxene (POP) chondrules. Weathering grade is W3, heavy oxidation of metal and troilite. There is a network of thin metal-troilite shock veins in fractures in olivine, pyroxene and plagioclase. Plagioclase is not melted. Shock stage is S3/4.

Geochemistry: EDX analyses by K. Dugushkina, RAS-UB. The chondrite paragenesis includes olivine Fa16.9±1.9 (N=33), orthopyroxene En84.7±0.8Fs14.2±0.7Wo1.1±0.2 (N=17), clinopyroxene En44.7±1.1Fs6.7±0.7Wo44.7±1.1 (N=4), plagioclase An23.3±1.5 (N=8), chromite, apatite, troilite, taenite and kamacite. The average composition of chromite (N=5): Cr2O3 57.4±0.3 wt%, FeO 27.3±0.3 wt%, MgO 4.6±0.3 wt%, Al2O3 7.4±0.6 wt%, TiO2 1.7±0.3 wt%, SiO2 0.7±0.3 wt%, NiO 0.1±0.04 wt%.

Classification: (K. Dugushkina, RAS-UB) H5, ordinary chondrite.

Specimens: 293 g sample and 4.19 g cut-off and thin section UrFU

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Date:3 Jan 2017
Mass (g):299.89
Shock stage:S3/4
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):16.9±1.9 (N=33)
Ferrosilite (mol%):14.2±0.7 (N=17)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1±0.2 (N=17)
Classifier:Kseniya Dugushkina, RAS-UB
Type spec mass (g):299.89
Type spec location:UrFU
Main mass:UrFU
Finder:UrFU meteorite expedition
Comments:Field name Past-1; analysts - Kseniya Dugushkina (RAS-UB); submitted by Kseniya Dugushkina (RAS-UB).; submitted by Kseniya Dugushkina (RAS-UB)
   and collections
UrFU: Ural Federal University, 620002, 19 Mira street, Ekaterinburg, Russia (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2015)
RAS-UB: Zavaritsky Institute of Geology and Geochemistry Russian Academy of Sciences, Ural Branch 15 Akademika Vonsovskogo str., Ekaterinburg, 620016, Russia (institutional address; updated 19 Apr 2018)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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     This is 1 of 312 approved meteorites from Kerman, Iran
     This is 1 of 377 approved meteorites from Iran (plus 1 unapproved name)
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