Monte Milone (meteorite)

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Monte Milone
Type Chondrite
Class Ordinary chondrite
Group L5
Country Italy
Region Marche
Coordinates 43°16′N 13°21′E / 43.267°N 13.350°E / 43.267; 13.350Coordinates: 43°16′N 13°21′E / 43.267°N 13.350°E / 43.267; 13.350[1]
Observed fall Yes
Fall date May 8, 1846
TKW 3.13 kg

Monte Milone is meteorite that fell in 1846 in central Italy.


Monte Milone fell on 8 May 1846, in Pollenza in the central Italian region of Marche. It was found by the mineralogist Giovanni Strüver and then bought and described by Monsignor Lavinio de' Medici Spada(1846).[2]

Composition and classification[edit]

It is a L5 type ordinary chondrite.


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