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Basic information Name: Tahara
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1991
Country: Japan
Mass:help 1000 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 75  (1993)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4/5
Recommended:  H4/5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 499 approved meteorites classified as H4/5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeup from MB 75:
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Tahara-machi, Japan

Fell 1991 March 26, 11:00 to 12:00 Japanese standard time

Ordinary chondrite (H5)

The meteorite was found on deck of the ship "M.S. CenturyHighway No.1", which was loading cars in the T-3 berth on Toyota-pier at Toyohashi harbour (Tahara district). When the crew came back from lunch after 12:00, they found meteorite fragments spread out from two impact dents in the steel deck, the larger measuring 20 x 6.5 cm and 3 cm depth, the smaller 17 cm away from it. From the size of the impact dent the total weight was estimated to more than 5 kg, but most of it was thrown into the ocean by the cleaning crew, only about 1 kg are preserved. No sound was heard accompanying the fall, but during car loading it was very noisy. Classification and analysis, olivine Fa19.4, pyroxene Fs17.3, Masako Shima, Akihiko Okada and Keisuke Nagao, National Science Museum, 7-20 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan, where the main mass is located. Information, Masako Shima. Cosmogenic radionuclides, see Shimaetal. (1993).

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 75, Meteoritics 28, 692-703 (1993)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 43' 12"N, 137° 18' 18"E)
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     This is 1 of 14 approved meteorites from Chubu, Japan (plus 2 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 58 approved meteorites from Japan (plus 12 unapproved names)
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