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Basic information Name: Sarvestan
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: Iran
Mass:help 40 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  Iron, IVA
Recommended:  Iron, IVA    [explanation]

This is 1 of 83 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IVA.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, IVA irons, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 3 Feb 2016
Writeup from MB 105:

Sarvestan        29°18’ N, 53°8’ E

Fars, Iran

Find: 2012

Classification: Iron meteorite (IVA)

History: Found by Ghasem Karimi Dehnavi in 2012 during a meteorite search. The meteorite was abraded on all faces and etched by the finder before being sent to CEREGE. Therefore the initial mass can only be estimated.

Physical characteristics: After being abraded and etched by the finder, the meteorite has an ovoid shape and displays a fine Widmansttäten patterns.

Petrography: Fine octahedrite structure with minor fine inclusions of schreibersite and troilite. Bandwith is 0.3-0.5 mm.

Geochemistry: Bulk composition (INAA, John T. Wasson, UCLA): Co = 3.89 mg/g; Ni = 77.2 mg/g; Ga = 2.28 μg/g; As = 3.35 μg/g; Ir = 2.57 μg/g; Au = 0.864 μg/g; Ge not determined. The meteorite plots in the IVA fields on element-Au diagrams. Its composition is slightly lower in Au and As but the same in Ni as the mean of two Gibeons used to define the low Au, As end of the Gibeon compositional range.

Classification: Iron, IVA, fine octahedrite

Specimens: Main mass 22 g in CEREGE, 0.6 g INAA slab in UCLA

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Origin or pseudonym:Desert surface
Latitude:29°18' N
Longitude:53°8' E
Mass (g):~40
Class:Iron, IVA
Classifier:J. T. Wasson, H. Pourkhorsandi, P. Rochette
Type spec mass (g):23.5
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:CEREGE
Finder:Ghasem Karimi Dehnavi
Comments:Submitted by J. Gattacceca
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 10 Jun 2023)
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 105, MAPS 52, 2411, September 2017. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12944/full
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     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Fars, Iran
     This is 1 of 379 approved meteorites from Iran (plus 1 unapproved name)
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