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    KYUSHU - LARGE COMPLETE SLICE OF JAPANESE METEORITE
    Chondrite - L6
    Kyushu, Japan - (32° 2'N, 130° 38'E)
    As indicated in the description of the Ogi meteorite's historic 1741 fall in Japan, (see lot 49011), most Japanese meteorites are particularly difficult to obtain due to a rarified status. This, however, may not seem to be entirely the case on the Japanese island of Kyushu, the most southwesterly of Japan's four main islands. On October 26, 1886, nearly 150 years after the Ogi event, the Kagoshima prefecture on the island of Kyushu was visited with a large meteorite shower no more than 75 miles from where Ogi landed. Now offered is a rare complete slice of a Japanese meteorite. Wrapped in a rim of fusion crust, its light chestnut matrix is studded with chondritic inclusions and metallic grains throughout. 172 x 135 x 2mm (6.75 x 5.33 x 0.1 inches) and 135.66 grams (0.33 pounds).

    Provenance: American Museum of Natural History, New York City


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    14th Sunday
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