Monte Milone (meteorite)

Summary

Monte Milone
TypeChondrite
ClassOrdinary chondrite
GroupL5
CountryItaly
RegionMarche
Coordinates43°16′N 13°21′E / 43.267°N 13.350°E / 43.267; 13.350Coordinates: 43°16′N 13°21′E / 43.267°N 13.350°E / 43.267; 13.350[1]
Observed fallYes
Fall dateMay 8, 1846
TKW3.13 kg

Monte Milone is meteorite that fell in 1846 in central Italy.

History

Monte Milone fell on 8 May 1846, in Pollenza in the central Italian region of Marche. It was found by the mineralogist Giovanni Strüver and then bought and described by Monsignor Lavinio de' Medici Spada(1846).[2]

Composition and classification

It is a L5 type ordinary chondrite.

Notes

  1. ^ Meteoritical Bulletin Database: Monte Milone
  2. ^ (in Italian) History of Mineralogic Museum of "La Sapienza" University, Rome Archived 2012-06-29 at the Wayback Machine

See also

External links

  • Meteoritical Bulletin Database