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Mihonoseki
Basic information Name: Mihonoseki
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1992
Country: Japan
Mass:help 6.38 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 75  (1993)  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 75:
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Mihonoseki

Mihonoseki-mach, Yatsuka-gun, Shimane-ken, Japan

Fell 1992 December 10, 21:00 Japanese standard time

Ordinary chondrite (L6)

During a thunderstorm the meteorite fell through the roof of the two-story house of Mr. M. Matsumoto in 117 Sozu, town of Mihonoseki. It penetrated two floors and was found the next day under the house near a small hole in the ground, one individual weighing 6.38 kg. A fireball was observed before by many eye-witnesses in Wakayama, Osaka, Hyogo, Okayama and Hiroshima prefectures and Shikoku Island. Two observers noted as the time of the fireball passage 20:58 and 20:59, respectively.  Research material and PTS, analysis and classification, olivine Fa25.5 ± 0.3, pyroxene Fs21.3 ± 0.4 (0.8% CaO), Masako Shima and Akihiko Okada, National Science Museum, 7-20 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo. The main mass will later be returned to the owner, Mr. Matsumoto. Information, M. Shim a. Cosmogenic radionuclides, Shima et al. (1993).

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 75, Meteoritics 28, 692-703 (1993)
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Yasuo Shiba   
Geography:

Japan
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (35° 34' 6"N, 133° 13' 12"E)
     Recommended::   (35° 34' 6"N, 133° 13' 12"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1.1 m apart

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