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Tomiya
Basic information Name: Tomiya
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1984
Country: Japan
Mass:help 27.5 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 63  (1985)  H4-5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4/5
Recommended:  H4/5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 501 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)
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Writeup from MB 63:
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FALL OF THE TOMIYA, JAPAN, STONY METEORITE

Name: TOMIYA

Place of fall: Tomiya-cho, Kurokawa-gun, Miyagi-ken, Honshu, Japan.

38°22'N., 140°51'56"E.

Date of fall: August 22, 1984, 1335 hrs.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4-5). Olivine Fa184.

Number of individual

specimens: 2

Total weight: 27.5 g

Circumstances of fall: After a noise, a small stone, 19.2 g, was seen to fall on the veranda of a house. A second stone, 8.3 g, was found on the zinc roof of a nearby storehouse.

Source: Dr. S. Murayama, National Science Museum, Ueno Park, Tokyo 110,

Japan.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 63, Meteoritics 20, 275-283 (1985)
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Geography:

Japan
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (38° 22' 0"N, 140° 51' 56"E)
     Recommended::   (38° 22' 0"N, 140° 51' 56"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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