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Kalahari 009
Basic information Name: Kalahari 009
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: Botswana
Mass:help 13.5 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  Lunar (basaltic fragmental breccia)
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Lunar (basalt)
Recommended:  Lunar (basalt)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 26 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (basalt).   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 89:

Kalahari 009

Kalahari, Botswana

Found 1999, September

Lunar meteorite (basaltic fragmental breccia)

A single stone of about 13.5 kg was found in September 1999 by an anonymous finder in front of a sand dune within the Kalahari desert, roughly 50 m apart from Kalahari 008. The rock is different to the Kalahari 008 anorthositic breccia. It has a heavily brecciated texture and is basaltic in composition. The sample does not contain solar wind implanted rare gases (L. Schultz, Mainz). Classification and mineralogy (Anna Sokol and Addi Bischoff, Mün): olivine, Fa50-99.9 (mostly Fa80-95); pyroxene is highly variable (Fs22-67 En10-64 Wo6-41); plagioclase An86-96 (very few plagioclase have more albitic composition, An70-80). The shock stage of the rock is S4; the weathering grade is W1; however, calcite veins are present. Oxygen isotopic composition: δ18O  = +6.87‰; δ17O = +3.45‰ (R. N. Clayton, Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, U.S.A.); concentrations of selected elements (XRF or INAA; H. Palme, G. Weckwerth, Institut für Mineralogie und Geochemie, Universität zu Köln, Germany) in wt%: Al: 6.76; Mg: 5.14; Fe: 12.47; Ca: 7.66. Zr/Hf = 30.2 and Nd/Ta= 17.4 (Münker, Institut für Mineralogie, Universität Münster, Münster, Germany). Specimen: Type specimen, 20 g and polished thin section, Mün; main mass, anonymous finder.

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Date:Sep 1999
Latitude:20.9818° S
Longitude:22.9766° E
Mass (g):13500
Fayalite (mol%):-
Ferrosilite (mol%):-
Type spec mass (g):20
Comments:See separate entry; Undefined note. Mün is Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany
Plots: O isotopes:  
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Köln: Universität zu Köln, Institut für Mineralogie und Geochemie, Zülpicher Straße 49 b, 50674 Köln, Germany (institutional address; updated 7 Nov 2015)
Mainz: Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Abteilung Kosmochemie, Postfach 3060, D-55020 Mainz, Germany; Website (institutional address; updated 7 Nov 2015)
Mün: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Ngamiland, Botswana
     This is 1 of 12 approved meteorites from Botswana (plus 1 impact crater)
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