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Kokubunji
Basic information Name: Kokubunji
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1986
Country: Japan
Mass:help 11.51 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 65  (1987)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11277 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 65:
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FALL OF THE KOKUBUNJI, JAPAN, STONY METEORITE

Name: KOKUBUNJI

Place of fall: Kokubunji-cho, Ayauta-gun, Kagawa prefecture, Shikoku, Japan.

34°18'N., 133°57'24'E.

Date of fall: July 29, 1986, 1900 hrs.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).

Number of individual

specimens: 11

Total weight: 10.95 kg

Circumstances of fall: A fireball was observed over eastern Shikoko island travelling from SE. to NW After detonations, many stones fell, the largest weighing about 10 kg, in the northern part of Kagawa prefecture. Many of them struck tiled roofs or paved roads. The size of the strewn-field is 7 x 2 km.

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

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 65, Meteoritics 22, 157-163 (1987)
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Yasuo Shiba      
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Geography:

Japan
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 18'N, 133° 57'E)
     Recommended::   (34° 18'N, 133° 57'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Shikoku, Japan (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 56 approved meteorites from Japan (plus 12 unapproved names)
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