Stannern
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Description: 

Location: Czech Republic
Co-ordinates:  49° 17'N, 15° 34'E.
Find or Fall: Fall
Date: 1808
Recovered weight:  52 kg
Group: Eucrite
Type: Monomict Breccia
The Stannern meteorite is a melted stony meteorite, or achondrite (sub-group: eucrite). It has the mineralogy similar to a terrestrial basalt (igneous rock formed from cooling lava), made up of the silicate minerals pyroxene and plagioclase feldspar. Stannern is one of a group of meteorites that is thought to come from the asteroid 4 Vesta.
View an object movie of this meteorite:
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/virtual-wonders/vrmeteorite2.html

Classification: http://www.open.ac.uk/earth-research/tindle/AGT/AGT_Home_2010/MeteoriteC...

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Czech Republic
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Moderate
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Hadean
Ma = Millions of years ago
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