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Kerman 001
Basic information Name: Kerman 001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Iran
Mass:help 17 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9651 approved meteorites (plus 16 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 14 Sep 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Kerman 001        30°30.1’N, 58°24.2’E

Kerman, Iran

Found: 2013 Dec 8

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: Mr. Reza Eslami Fetrat, a frequent traveler to the Lut desert, found a single large (17 kg) meteorite in the Kalout region on December 8, 2013. The meteorite was partly buried in sand. The meteorite was loaned to Hassan Mirnejad at UTehran for initial examination. Two pieces (21 and 20 g) were given to UTehran and CEREGE for classification and research.

Physical characteristics: A single rusted and fractured stone

Petrography: Chondrules in recyrstallized matrix. Most metal and sulfide grains are weathered. Veins filled with weathering products crisscross the meteorite.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa18.4±0.2 (n=4). Orthopyroxene Fs16.4±0.3Wo1.1±0.1 (n=4). Magnetic susceptibility log χ = 4.67 (χ in 10-9 m3/kg)

Classification: H5

Specimens: 20 g in CEREGE, 21 g UTehran, main mass with finder

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Kerman
Date:2013 Dec 8
Latitude:30°30.1'N
Longitude:58°24.2'E
Mass (g):17000
Pieces:1
Class:H5
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):18.4±0.2 (n=4)
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.4±0.3 (n=4)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1±0.1
Magnetic suscept.:4.67
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE, and H. Mirnejad, UTehran
Type spec mass (g):21
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Ali Eslami Fetrat
Finder:Ali Eslami Fetrat
Comments:Submitted by J. Gattacceca
Institutions
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
UTehran: School of Geology, University College of Science, University of Tehran, P.O. Box 14155-6455, Tehran, Iran (institutional address; updated 10 Nov 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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Geography:

Iran
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (30° 30' 6"N, 58° 24' 12"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 244 approved meteorites from Kerman, Iran
     This is 1 of 262 approved meteorites from Iran (plus 46 unapproved names)
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