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Basic information Name: Sinnai
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1956
Country: Italy
Mass:help 2 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 10  (1958)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6364 approved meteorites (plus 5 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeup from MB 10:
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SINNAI”  In peripherie of Sinnai, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.

Fell: February, 19, 1956, in the early morning.

Stone; chondrite.

1 individual specimen, presumably weight about 2 kg. It is known about 5 pieces by weight 405 g, 355 g, 330 g, 245 g and 140 g. The bolide flew from north. The meteorite penetrated through the roof and the floor of one hut and buried itself to a depth of 25 cm.  The meteorite break up into 7 frag­ments after the shock.  The meteorite was investigated morphologically, mineralogically, chemically and radiographically. 4 fragments of total weight 1230 g are preserved at Mineralogical Institute, Cagliari.

Source:  V. Rossetti e R. Sitzia. “Meteorite di Sinnai (Cayliari)". Periodico di Mineralogia. Anno XXVII, No. 1, 179-206, 1958, Roma.

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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (39° 18'N, 9° 12'E)
     Recommended::   (39° 18'N, 9° 12'E)

     This is the only approved meteorite from Sardegna, Italy
     This is 1 of 42 approved meteorites from Italy (plus 23 unapproved names)
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