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Kaba meteorite, Kaba, Great Hungarian Plain, Hajdú-Bihar Co., Hungary

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 21' 0'' North , 21° 17' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.35000,21.30000
Non-native locality type:Meteorite
Meteorite Class:CV3 chondrite meteorite
Meteoritical Society Class: CV3
Metbull:View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):kabai meteorit

Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3.3,ox; S3; W0).

After detonations and a fireball, a single 3 kg stone fell on 15 April 1857. Kaba is a member of the oxidized subgroup of Vigarano-like Carbonaceous Chondrites. Carbonaceous Chondrites are classified primarily on the basis of their bulk chemistry (especially, their Mg/Si ratios) and their oxygen isotope ratios. In spite of its moderate mass and the long period since recovery, Kaba has been well-curated and has been utilized in recent research focusing especially on Calcium-and-Aluminium rich inclusions (CAIs. These inclusion are quite similar to those found in the more renown and massive Allende (1969 fall), another member of the CV3 oxidized subgroup. There are, however, some interesting differences among this subgroup which also includes Bali, Grosnaja, and Mokoia.

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Mason, B. H. (1963). Carbonaceous Chondrites. Space Science Reviews 1, 621-646.
Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company. Amsterdam, London, New York.
Rubin, A. E., Grossman, J. N. & Wasson, J. T. (1984): Bulk Compositions of Chondritic Matrix Materials: Pentlandite-Merrillite Assemblages in Allende Matrix (Abstract). Lunar and Planetary Science XV: 699-700. (March 1984)
Szakáll& Gatter: Hun. Min. Spec., 1993
Krot, A. N., Zolensky, M. E., Choi, B.-G., Petaev, M. I., Keil, K., Scott, E. R. D. & Wasson, J. T. (1997): Metasomatism and Metamorphism in the CV3 Asteroid: Formation of Pure Fayalite, Diopside-hedenbergite Pyroxenes, Andradite and Magnetite in Kaba and Mokoia. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 32 (4-Supplement): p. A74. (July 1997)
Kimura, M. & Ikeda, Y. (1998): Hydrous and anhydrous alterations of chondrules in Kaba and Mokoia CV chondrites. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 33 (5): 955–1198. (Sept 1998).
Brearley, A. J. & Jones, R. H. (1998). Chondritic Meteorites. In: Planetary Materials (Papike, J. J., Editor): Chapter 3, 398 pages. Mineralogical Society of America: Washington, DC, USA. (1998).
Grady, M. M. (2000). Catalogue of Meteorites (5/e). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.
Brenker, F. E., Krot, A. N., Palme, H. & Keil, K. (2001). ATEM Study of Ca, Fe-rich Pyroxenes in Matrices of the CV Chondrites Allende, Kaba, and Efremovka. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 36 (9-Supplement): p. A29. (Sept 2001).
Nagashima, K., Krot, A. N., Huss, G. R. & Hua, X. (2007). Common Presence of 16O-rich Melilite in Calcium-Aluminum-rich Inclusions from the Least Metamorphosed CV Carbonaceous Chondrite Kaba. Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVIII: LPI Contribution No. 1338, p. 2059. (March 2007).
Grady, M. M., Pratesi, G. & Moggi Cecchi, V. (2015) Atlas of Meteorites. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, United Kingdom. 373 pages.

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