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Aomori
Basic information Name: Aomori
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1984
Country: Japan
Mass:help 320 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 63  (1985)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10992 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 63:
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FALL OF THE AOMORI, JAPAN, STONY METEORITE

Name: AOMORI

Place of fall: Aomori city, Aomori-ken, Honshu, Japan.

40°48'38'N, 140°47'8"E.

Date of fall: June 30, 1984, 1350 hrs.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). Olivine Fa24 4.

Number of individual

specimens: 1, collected as 12 fragments.

Total weight: 320 g

Circumstances of fall: No fireball was seen, nor any detonations heard, prior to the fall of the stone which fragmented on penetrating the zinc roof of a printing shop.

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

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 63, Meteoritics 20, 275-283 (1985)
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Geography:

Japan
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (40° 48' 38"N, 140° 47' 8"E)
     Recommended::   (40° 48' 38"N, 140° 47' 8"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.8 m apart

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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