Name: Siena Classification: LL5 Chondrite Witnessed fall:June 16, 1794 Location: Tuscany, Italy Mass: 3.7 kg
The Siena Meteorite fell on June 16, 1794 in Tuscany, Italy. Approaching from the north and leaving a smoke trail and creating a very loud explosion. Several stones fell and were witnessed by such a large number of people, it was impossible to deny the claims that these stone fell from the sky. Even with the witnesses, many in the scientific community tried to claim that the stones were from the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius (most notably, Sir William Hamilton) which had happened within 18 hours of the meteorite fall.