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Kerman 238
Basic information Name: Kerman 238
     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 76.9 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7171 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
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 109:

Kerman 238        30°47.28’N, 57°47.88’E

Kerman, Iran

Find: 15 Mar 2017

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

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

Physical characteristics: A single piece weighing 76.9 g covered 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; (Fa25.7Fo74.3, N=10); Orthopyroxene in chondrules and matrix (Fs21.3En77.2Wo1.5, N=10);

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5); S1; W3

Specimens: A total of 76.9 g specimen (main mass) is on deposit at MSN-FI;

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Kerman
Date:15 Mar 2017
Latitude:30°47.28'N
Longitude:57°47.88'E
Mass (g):76.9
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):25.7±0.7 (N=10)
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.3±0.7 (N=10)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5±0.1
Classifier:V. Moggi Cecchi and G. Pratesi, UniFi, and G. Giuli, UniCam
Type spec mass (g):76.90
Type spec location:MSN-FI
Main mass:MSN-FI
Finder:Majid Nemati
Comments:MSN-FI # I3328; Specific gravity 3.343; provisional Kerman 238; field LE32/t; submitted by Vanni Moggi Cecchi
Institutions
   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)
UniCam: University of Camerino Via A. D'Accorso, 16, 62032 Camerino MC, Italy (institutional address; updated 10 Jan 2020)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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Geography:

Iran
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (30° 47' 17"N, 57° 47' 53"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 304 approved meteorites from Kerman, Iran
     This is 1 of 341 approved meteorites from Iran (plus 1 unapproved name)
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