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Nogata
Basic information Name: Nogata
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 861
Country: Japan
Mass:help 472 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 58  (1980)  LL
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10710 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 58:
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THE FALL OF THE NOGATA, JAPAN, STONY METEORITE

Name: NOGATA

Place of fall: Nogata city, Fukuoka prefecture, Japan.

33°46'N., 130°42'E.

Date of fall: May 19, 861, at night.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite (LL) Olivine Fa27, orthopyroxene Fs22.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 472 g.

Circumstances of fall: After detonations and a brilliant flash at night, a stone fell which was recovered the following morning by villagers from a hole in the ground. The stone has been preserved since its fall in the Shinto shrine of Suga Jinja, and the date of fall (April 7 in the third year of Jogan, i.e. May 19, 861 in the Julian calendar) is written on the wooden box containing the stone. However, the script is of a later date than 861, as is the box.

Source: S. Murayama, letter of 13 June, 1980. See also M. Shima et al., 1980. Petrography, mineralogy and chemical composition on the chondrite Nogata, Nogata-shi, Fukuoda-ken, Japan. Abs. 1980 Meteoritical Society Meeting.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 58, Meteoritics 15, 235-240 (1980)
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Geography:

Japan
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33° 43' 30"N, 130° 45' 0"E)
     Recommended::   (33° 43' 30"N, 130° 45' 0"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites from Kyushu, Japan (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 55 approved meteorites from Japan (plus 12 unapproved names)
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