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Fermo
Basic information Name: Fermo
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1996
Country: Italy
Mass:help 10.2 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 82  (1998)  H3-5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H3-5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H3-5
Recommended:  H3-5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 78 approved meteorites classified as H3-5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
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Writeup from MB 82:

Fermo

Marche, Italy

Fell 1996 September 25, ~15:30 UT

Ordinary chondrite (H3-5)

A farmer, Mr. Luigi Benedetti, heard an explosion followed a few seconds afterwards by a crash on September 25.  Two days later, Mr. Giuseppe Santarelli recovered a 10.2 kg stone from the place described by Benedetti.  Classification and mineralogy (A. M. Fioretti and G. Molin, CNR; see Molin et al., 1997):  a breccia of millimeter to centimeter-sized light and dark clasts in a gray matrix; one type 3 clast contains glass and has range of olivine, Fa2–27, and pyroxene, Fs2–22; an equilibrated clast has olivine, Fa18.2; matrix olivine uniform at Fa17.4.  All specimens, PMVV

Institutions
   and collections
PMVV: Polar Museum, Villa Vitali, Fermo (AP), Italy (institutional address; updated 3 Mar 2011)
CNR: Instituto di Geoscienze e Georisorse, Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche, Sez. Di Padova, Corso Garibaldi 37, 35100 Padova, Italy (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 82, MAPS 33, A221-A240 (1998)
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Matteo Chinellato   
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Franco Vignato   
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Geography:

Italy
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (43° 10' 52"N, 13° 45' 12"E)
     Recommended::   (43° 10' 52"N, 13° 45' 12"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Marche, Italy (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 41 approved meteorites from Italy (plus 23 unapproved names)
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