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Basic information Name: Castelvecchio
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: Italy
Mass:help 37 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  Iron, IIAB
Recommended:  Iron, IIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 146 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 26 Jul 2016
Writeup from MB 105:

Castelvecchio        43.98483°N, 10.72317°E

Toscana, Italy

Find: 2015

Classification: Iron meteorite (IIAB)

History: On 3 Aug 2015, a lumberjack appointed by meteorite collector Mario Goiorani to explore the area with a metal detector and a GPS, found several bomb slivers and a single small, rounded, metallic sample completely covered by rust and buried in the ground at a depth of about 10 cm.

Physical characteristics: The main mass, 37 g, displays an ablated outer surface. It was cut on one side to get the type specimen. No Widmanstaetten pattern was visible on the etched surface.

Petrography: (V. Moggi Cecchi, G. Pratesi, S. Caporali, UniFi). A 1 cm × 1 cm chip of the sample was analyzed by SEM. No exsolution lamellae were detected in BSE in the exposed area. A SEM X-ray linescan performed across the entire section provided a homogeneous kamacitic composition with no appreciable variations.

Geochemistry: SEM-EDX spot analyses, all in wt.% (V. Moggi Cecchi, G. Pratesi, S. Caporali, UniFi): kamacite Fe95.1±0.5Ni4.5±0.5 (N=5); Bulk composition (C. Herd and G. Chen, UAb): Ni=59.4, Co=4.7 (both mg/g); Cu=141, Ga=55.5, Ge=166, As=4.1, W=1.3, Ir=0.07, Pt=3.2, Pd=2.3, Ru=3.0, Os=5.2, Rh=1.6, Ag=0.6, Sb=0.3 (all μg/g). Obtained by solution ICP-MS using North Chile (Filomena) as an internal standard.

Classification: Iron meteorite (IIAB). Hexahedrite.

Specimens: The remaining of the main mass, weighing 26 g, is owned by Mario Goiorani. An 11 g sample and a polished section is on deposit at MSN-Fi.

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Origin or pseudonym:Wood
Mass (g):37
Class:Iron, IIAB
Classifier:C. Moggi Cecchi, S. Caporali, G. Pratesi
Type spec mass (g):11
Type spec location:MSN-FI
Main mass:Goiorani
Comments:Submitted by Vanni Moggi Cecchi
   and collections
UAb: 1-26 Earth Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E3, Canada, Canada; Website (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
MSN-FI: Museo di Storia Naturale “La Specola”, Sez. Mineralogia – Sistema Museale dell'Università degli Studi di Firenze Via Giorgio La Pira, 4 – 50121 Firenze, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 24 Oct 2022)
UniFi: Università degli Studi di Firenze, P.zza S. Marco, 4 - 50121 Firenze, Italy (institutional address; updated 14 Sep 2013)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 105, MAPS 52, 2411, September 2017. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12944/full
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     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Toscana, Italy (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 42 approved meteorites from Italy (plus 23 unapproved names)
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