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Shiraiwa
Basic information Name: Shiraiwa
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1915 or 1920
Country: Japan
Mass:help 950 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 12  (1959)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5673 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)
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Writeup from MB 12:
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Page 148, HATAYA, Semboku, Akita, Honshu, Japan;

φ = 39.5°N; λ = 140.2° E

Found 1920, September.

Chondrite,

(This meteorite has been entered in the catalogue twice see: the Siruiwa meteorite, p. 351; corrected name should read Shiraiwa).

Source: A letter written by Dr. S. Kanada to E. L. Krinov dated October 27, 1958.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 12, Moscow (1959)
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Geography:

Japan
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (39° 30'N, 140° 12'E)
     Recommended::   (39° 30'N, 140° 12'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 12 approved meteorites from Tohoku, Japan (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 56 approved meteorites from Japan (plus 12 unapproved names)
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Synonymshelp: Hataya (In NHM Cat)
Siroiwa (In NHM Cat)
Siruiwa (In NHM Cat)

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