Mineo (meteorite)

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Mineo
Type Stony-iron
Class Pallasite
Group Main Group Pallasite
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Coordinates 37°17′N 14°42′E / 37.283°N 14.700°E / 37.283; 14.700Coordinates: 37°17′N 14°42′E / 37.283°N 14.700°E / 37.283; 14.700[1]
Observed fall Yes
Fall date May 3, 1826
TKW 42 g

Mineo was one of the only 4 witnessed fall pallasite meteorites in the world, and the only one from Italy.

History[edit]

On May 3, 1826, a bright meteor was observed over Sicily. Near the small town of Mineo (CT) was seen the fall of an object, followed by a loud sound. From the small crater was recovered a metallic mass.

Specimens[edit]

Only 42g from this fall are still preserved in collections.

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