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Kamiomi
Basic information Name: Kamiomi
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1913
Country: Japan
Mass:help 448 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 53  (1975)  H4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10071 approved meteorites (plus 18 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [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 53:
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FALL OF THE KAMIOMI, JAPAN, STONY METEORITE

Name: KAMIOMI

Place of fall: The village of Kamiomi, Sashima-gun (county), Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan (about 40 km northeast of Tokyo, Kamiomi has recently been incorporated in the city of Iwai).

36°02.5'N, 139°57.4'E.

Date of fall: In late March or early April during the years 1913 to 1916, at about 3 p.m.

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

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 448 g

Circumstances of fall: The meteorite fell after detonations into a rice field near the house of the Shimamura family. A crowd of people is said to have come to see the stone at the time, but nothing was reported to the scientific world. This information was obtained by Dr. Sadao Murayama from Mr. Yoshio Shimamura in 1973. A small piece of the specimen was obtained by Dr. Murayama for examination, but the bulk of the specimen remains with the Shimamura family.

Source: Dr. Sadao Murayama, The National Science Museum, Ueno Park, Tokyo, Japan.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 53, Meteoritics 10, 133-158 (1975)
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Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (36° 3'N, 139° 57'E)
     Recommended::   (36° 2' 30"N, 139° 57' 24"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1.1 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites from Kanto, Japan (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 56 approved meteorites from Japan (plus 12 unapproved names)
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