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Kamioka
Basic information Name: Kamioka
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1921
Country: Japan
Mass:help 30 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5948 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [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 88:

Kamioka

Senboku, Akita, Japan

Fell between 1921and 1949

Ordinary chondrite (H4)

A single 30 g stone was kept in a box of spindles for scroll pictures in the Konishi family, the landowners around Kamioka. It was told in the family that it fell from the sky and was recovered by a tenant farmer who gave it to the wife of the landowner. The wife lived on the property between 1921 and 1949. The meteorite was brought to NIPR on November 1st, 2002. Classification (A. Yamaguchi and H. Kojima, NIPR): Olivine, Fa17.4-22.7; average Fa18.8, PMD = 4.1%. Noble gas data (Y. Miura, U. Toyko): consistent with an H4 classification. Specimens: type specimen 7.21 g NIPR; main mass with owner.

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NIPR: Antarctic Meteorite Research Center, National Institute of Polar Research, 10-3 Midori-cho, Tachikawa, Tokyo 190-8518, Japan; Website (institutional address; updated 9 Dec 2013)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Geography:

Japan
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (39° 31'N, 140° 22'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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