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Tessera
Basic information Name: Tessera
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Italy
Mass:help 51.3 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5963 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 85:

Tessera

Venice Province, Italy

Found 2000 February 26

Ordinary chondrite (H4)

A brilliant fireball was observed on 2000 February 12 at 23:30 local time, but no meteorites were immediately recovered. On February 26, Matteo Chinellato found nine crusted stones (masses between 2.5 and 6.9 g) within a few meters of each other, but the amount of weathering seen casts doubt on whether these fell only two weeks before. A 10.7 g stone was found at a later date, bringing the total mass to 51.3 g. Classification and mineralogy (J. Otto, Frei): olivine, Fa18.0–18.6; pyroxene, Fs16.6–17.1Wo0.5–1.2; shock stage, S2; weathering grade, W1. Specimens: 12 g, M. Chinellato; 2.9 g, Frei; 5.5 g, RBINS; 6.9 g, Vatican; a few grams, Bologna U.

Data from:
  MB85
  Table 2
  Line 31:
State/Prov/County:Venica, Italy
Date:26 Feb 2000
Latitude:45°30'30"N
Longitude:12°18'30"E
Mass (g):51.3
Pieces:10
Class:H4
Institutions
   and collections
Frei: Universität Freiburg, Mineralogisch-Petrographisches Institut, Albertstrasse 23b, D-79104 Freiburg, Germany (institutional address)
RBINS: Marleen De Ceukelaire Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, rue Vautier 29 - 1000 Brussels, Belgium (institutional address; updated 15 Jul 2015)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Geography:

Italy
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (45° 30' 30"N, 12° 18' 30"E)
     Recommended::   (45° 30' 30"N, 12° 18' 30"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Veneto, Italy (plus 2 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 42 approved meteorites from Italy (plus 23 unapproved names)
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