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Numakai
Basic information Name: Numakai
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1925
Country: Japan
Mass:help 363 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5779 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Revised 16 Sep 2014: Published note on fall date
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Numakai        43° 20'N,  141° 52'E

Hokkaido, Japan

Fell: 1925

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4)

History: New research by Owada et al. (2014) shows that the fall date of the Numakai meteorite was 4 Sept 1925. This replaces the date of 5 Sept 1925 published in other sources.

Bibliography:
  • Owada M., Murai Y., and Yoneda S. (2014) A study on the fall year of the Sasagase meteorite. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. S1, A309. (link)
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References: Never published in the Meteoritical Bulletin
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Geography:

Japan
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (43° 20'N, 141° 52'E)
     Recommended::   (43° 20'N, 141° 52'E)

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Hokkaido, Japan (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 56 approved meteorites from Japan (plus 12 unapproved names)
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