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Tendo
Basic information Name: Tendo
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1910
Country: Japan
Mass:help 10.1 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 56  (1979)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIA
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 317 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 56:
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DISCOVERY OF THE TENDO, JAPAN, IRON METEORITE

Name: TENDO

Place of find: Yamagata Prefecture, Japan.

38°21'N., 140°22'24"E.

Date of find: About 1910, recognized 1977.

Class and type: Iron. Medium octahedrite.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 10.1 kg

Circumstances of find: Found by a farmer, Mr. Yohachiro Syoji, while digging up a tree root in Nukutsu, Tsuyama-mura (now incorporated into the city of Tendo). It was purchased soon afterwards by Mr. Fusaji Kikuchi who lived nearby and suspected it to be composed of a precious metal. It remained in the possession of this family and was recognized as a meteorite in May 1977 by S. Murayama.

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° 21' 0"N, 140° 22' 24"E)
     Recommended::   (38° 21' 0"N, 140° 22' 24"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.9 m apart

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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