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The Juvinas meteorite fell in Ardeche, France, June 15, 1821. Juvinas is a eucrite, a type of achondrite meteorite that, along with howardites and diogenites, is believed to have originated on the surface of the asteroid 4-Vesta. The word eucrite is derived from the Greek term eukritos, meaning "easily distinguished". Juvinas is named for the French commune, or municipality, in which its fall was witnessed.