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Renazzo   contributed by Scott McGregor, IMCA 8154   MetBul Link

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Find/Fall Anniversary
1.762 gram end cut, with crust. 16 x 11 x 8 mm.   CR2

TKW 1000 grams. Observed fall January 1824, Renazzo, Italy.


Scott writes:
Happy 200-year anniversary!

Shown is a small end cut of this historic fall that is the type specimen for the Renazzo (CR) chondrites, among the most primitive of meteorites. CR chondrites are characterized by abundant matrix, and large multilayered chondrules often with metal rims (armored chondrules).

Here’s an interesting paper by Thomas Mazzi, seeking the exact location of the fall using old documents.

Here is a detailed technical writeup on Renazzo from Meteorite Studies, suggesting petrologic subtype 2.4.

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Michael Farmer
 1/15/2024 6:07:09 PM
Now there is the stuff of my dreams. I*m waiting on a other one to fall.
Scott McGregor
 1/15/2024 1:42:57 PM
Thanks, all! Mike, the scale cube is made of Tsarev-- we should have meteorite scale cubes! I'd love to find a 10mm cube of lunar to laser engrave so I have one for achondrites.
Mike Murray
 1/15/2024 1:14:36 PM
Fantastic piece. That scale cube is interesting in itself.
John lutzon
 1/15/2024 1:09:48 PM
Thank you Scott. Awesome specimen. #'s-2/5 speak for themselves, #4-wedge cut--shows stunningly. I'll reserve on the well used Borg cube.
Steve Brittenham
 1/15/2024 11:57:42 AM
Definitely a wonderful collection piece!
Mendy M Ouzillou
 1/15/2024 9:12:14 AM
Renazzo is so unmistakable. That is a great chunk of an incredibly hard to find meteorite. Congrats.

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