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Basic information Name: Shohaku
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1938
Country: North Korea
Mass:help 101 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 12  (1959)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Iron
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Iron-medium octahedrite
Recommended:  Iron    [explanation]

This is 1 of 103 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as Iron.   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 12:
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SHOHAKU. Neien-gun, Heian-nan-do, Korea; φ = 40°19'N; λ = 126° 55' E

Found, before 1939.

Iron; octahedrite medium.

1 specimen; size: 4.0 x 3.6 x 2.7 cm; weigh: 101 gr.

The meteorite is preserved by S. Kanda (Japan).

Literature: 1, Astronomical Herald, v.3 1, No. 12, 217, 1938.  2, Tenmon Soho, v. 5, No.10, 81, 1951.   3. Sci. Reports of Yokohama Nat. Univ., Sec. II, No. 1, 104, 1952.

Source: A letter written by Dr. S. Konda to E.L. Krinov dated October 27, 1958.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Shohaku in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
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North Korea
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (40° 19'N, 126° 55'E)
     Recommended::   (40° 19'N, 126° 55'E)

     This is the only approved meteorite from P'yongan-namdo, North Korea
     This is the only approved meteorite from North Korea
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