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Castenaso
Basic information Name: Castenaso
     This is NOT an official name: Discredited meteorite.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Italy
Mass:help 120 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

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Writeup from MB 107:
Castenaso, name discredited.

Castenaso has been discredited as a meteorite name due to significant doubt about the location and date of the find. Trace elements measurements reveal Sr and Ba enrichment and suggest geochemical alteration in a hot desert environment (Folco et al. 2007). Quartz grains found in the external fractures of the meteorite have morphology typical of hot desert aeolian environment.

This meteorite is now called Nova 055.
Bibliography:
  • Folco L., D'Orazio M., and Perchiazzi N. (2007) Authenticating the recovery location of meteorites: The case of Castenaso. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 42, 321–330. (link)
Data from:
  MB89
  Table 8
  Line 2:
State/Prov/County:Emilian-Romagna
Date:15 Jul 2003
Latitude:44°29'42"N
Longitude:11°21'20'E
Mass (g):120
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):23
Ferrosilite (mol%):20
Classifier:L. Folco, MNA-SI and M. D’Orazio, Pisa
Type spec mass (g):80.8
Type spec location:OAM; 2.7 g and 3 thin sections, MNA-SI
Finder:F. Merighi
Institutions
   and collections
MNA-SI: Museo Nazionale dell'Antartide, Università di Siena, Via Laterina 8, I-53100 Siena, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 13 Dec 2011)
OAM: Museo del Cielo e della Terra Vicolo Baciadonne 1 40017 San Giovanni in Persiceto ( BO) Italy Osservatorio Astronomico e Museo "Giorgio Abetti", San Giovanni Persiceto, Bologna, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 31 Oct 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 107, in preparation (2018)
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Matteo Chinellato   
Geography:

Italy
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (44° 29' 42"N, 11° 21' 20"E)
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