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Okabe
Basic information Name: Okabe
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1958
Country: Japan
Mass:help 194 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 14  (1959)  Chondrite?
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
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 14:
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FALL OF OKABE METEORITE, JAPAN

Name : OKABE

The place of fall or discovery: Okabe-mura, Osato-gun, Saitama prefecture (about 80 km northwest from Tokyo city), Japan; φ = 36°11' N; λ =139°13' E of Greenwich.

Date of fall or discovery: FALL, November 26, 1958, About 15 hrs.

Class and type: STONE (probably chondrite?)

The number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 194 g.

The circumstances of fall or discovery: The meteorite fall was accompanied with a bright fireball, flying from south to north direction over the south Kanto district, The fireball was observed by many people from Kaha­gawa, Saitama, Tokyo and Nagano prefectures. Some of the eye-witnesses heard a deton­ation. The meteorite fell in a few meters from a farmer Masao Yamazaki, was working with his father in the field. The meteorite have a size 7 x 4 x 4 cm and it is covered with, a black fusion, crust

Source: A letter from Dr, S. Murayama to E.L. Krinov dated March 26, 1959.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 14, Moscow (1959)
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Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (36° 11'N, 139° 13'E)
     Recommended::   (36° 11'N, 139° 13'E)

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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