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Renazzo
Basic information Name: Renazzo
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1824
Country: Italy
Mass:help 1000 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CR2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CR2
Recommended:  CR2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 185 approved meteorites classified as CR2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), and CR chondrites
Comments: Revised 7 May 2023: Coordinate adjustment
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Writeup from MB 112:
Renazzo: refined coordinates.
44°46'01"N, 11°17'46"E

In January 1824 a meteorite fell in Renazzo. During the descent, the meteorite broke into 3 main pieces plus an many small fragments. The main pieces were collected on an area about 1.5 km in diameter, while the smaller ones were spread over surrounding fields. The impact point of the meteorite was not well recorded in scientific documents of the time. After extensive research using old documents and site inspection, Thomas Mazzi was able to reconstruct the event and find the main impact point of the Renazzo fall. The research summary is here: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7812321.
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 112, in preparation (2023)
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Peter Marmet   
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Matteo Chinellato   
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Geography:

Italy
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (44° 46'N, 11° 17'E)
     Recommended::   (44° 46' 1"N, 11° 17' 46"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 1 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites from Emilia-Romagna, Italy (plus 3 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 47 approved meteorites from Italy (plus 23 unapproved names)
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Synonymshelp: Arenazzo (In NHM Cat)
Cento (In NHM Cat)
Ferrara (In NHM Cat)

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