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Vago meteorite, Lavagno, Verona Province, Veneto, Italyi
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Vago meteoriteMeteorite Fall Location
Verona ProvinceProvince

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
45° 25' North , 11° 8' East
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Vago4,000 (2016)0.4km
Monticelli-Fontana1,321 (2016)1.5km
Caldierino-Rota1,126 (2014)1.8km
Strà-Montanara-Pieve4,514 (2014)2.0km
Lavagno5,964 (2012)2.4km
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Meteorite di Vago, Lavagno, Provincia di Verona, Veneto, Italia

Official name: Vago
Synonymes: Caldiero, Verona
Fall: 1668, June 19, 17:00 hrs approx.
Coordinates (Catalogue of Meteorites): 45°25'N, 11°8'E
Approx. recovered weight: ?, only a few grams preserved
Ordinary chondrite, type H6.

After detonations and the appearance of a fireball, a shower of stones fell, two of which have said to have weighed about 136 kg and 91 kg respectively, but only a few grams have been preserved. Count Lodovico Moscardo (1611-1681), who found the two abovementioned stones, wrote about the event (1668). Two pieces, 26 g and 7 g respectively, presented in 1888 to A. Brezina by Count Marco Miniscalchi for the collection of the Natural History Museum of Vienna, probably come from the original Vago material, originally in the Moscardo Museum, Verona, passed into the hands of the Miniscalchi family. No meteoritical remnants are now present in the collections of the Museum of the Foundation Miniscalchi-Erizzo in Verona. A 7 g sample is on deposit at the Natural History Museum of Paris.

Forsterite (Fa19.0) is the main mineral component.

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Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: Mason, B. (1963) Olivine composition in chondrites. Geochimica and Cosmochimica Acta, 27, 9, 1011-1023.
Reference: Mason, B. (1963) Olivine composition in chondrites. Geochimica and Cosmochimica Acta, 27, 9, 1011-1023.
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: Mason, B. (1963) Olivine composition in chondrites. Geochimica and Cosmochimica Acta, 27, 9, 1011-1023.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 9 - Silicates
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'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
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'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-

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O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4


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Moscardo, L. (1668) Historia di Verona. Andrea Rossi, Verona, 556 pp.
Jervis, G. (1873) I tesori sotterranei dell'Italia. Vol. 1: Regioni delle Alpi. Ermanno Loescher, Torino, XV+410 pp.
Wülfing, E.A. (1897) Die Meteoriten in Sammlungen und ihre Literatur. Verlag der H. Laupp'schen Buchhandlung, Tübingen, 461 pp.
Mason, B. (1963) Olivine composition in chondrites. Geochimica and Cosmochimica Acta, 27, 9, 1011-1023.
Baldanza, B. (1965) Italian meteorites. Mineralogical Magazine, 35, 214-232.
Tinazzi, M.M. (1994) A meteorite fallen in '600 near Vago (Verona). Memorie della Società Astronomica Italiana, 65, 547-565.
Grady, M.M. (2000) Catalogue of Meteorites. 5th edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, New York, Oakleigh, Madrid, Cape Town, 690 pp.

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