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Nagai
Basic information Name: Nagai
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1922
Country: Japan
Mass:help 1810 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 56  (1979)  L
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10711 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 56:
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FALL OF THE NAGAI, JAPAN, STONY METEORITE

Name: NAGAI

Place of fall: Yamagata Prefecture, Japan.

38°07'18"N, 140°03'42"E.

Date of fall: May 1922, probably May 30, 1000 hrs. Recognized 1977.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite.

Number of individual

specimens: Only 1 recovered.

Total weight: 1.81 kg

Circumstances of fall: A stone fell into a water-covered rice field in front of three resting farmers. One of them, Mr. Tokusuke Inone, picked up the stone at once and kept it in his home for over fifty years. It is said that the stone came from the south-west, accompanied by detonations, and that three more stones were seen in the sky by the farmers. The stone is in the possession of Mr. Shinichi Inoue, the finders' son.

Source: S. Murayama, National Science Museum, Tokyo, Japan.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 56, Meteoritics 14, 161-175 (1979)
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Geography:

Japan
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (38° 7' 18"N, 140° 3' 42"E)
     Recommended::   (38° 7' 18"N, 140° 3' 42"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 12 approved meteorites from Tohoku, Japan (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 55 approved meteorites from Japan (plus 12 unapproved names)
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