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Piancaldoli
Basic information Name: Piancaldoli
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1968
Country: Italy
Mass:help 13.1 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 51  (1972)  L3
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  LL3.4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  LL3.4
Recommended:  LL3.4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 24 approved meteorites classified as LL3.4.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
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Writeup from MB 51:
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FALL OF THE PIANCALDOLI, ITALY, STONY METEORITE

Name: PIANCALDOLI

Place of fall: Piancaldoli, near Florence, Italy.

44° 14' 39"N, 0° 57' 00"W from Mt. Mario, Rome.

Date of fall: August 10, 1968, 8:14 p.m.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L3).

Number of individual specimens: 3

Total weight: 13 g

Circumstances of fall: A fireball was observed over Yugoslavia and central and northern Italy. Explosions accompanied break-up. Three fragments were found on the roof of a house in Piancaldoli.

Source: Marcello Carapezza and Mario Nuccio (1971) "The Piancaldoli Meteorite" (Abstract). Program, 34th Annual Meeting, The Meteoritical Society, Tubingen. Author's address: Universita' di Palermo, Instituto di Geochimica Applicata, Via Archirafi 36, 90123 Palermo, Italy.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 51, Meteoritics 7, 215-232 (1972)
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Geography:

Italy
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (44° 14' 39"N, 11° 30' 8"E)
     Recommended::   (44° 14' 39"N, 11° 30' 8"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1.1 m apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites from Emilia-Romagna, Italy (plus 2 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 42 approved meteorites from Italy (plus 22 unapproved names)
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