Zaisho

Summary

Zaisho meteorite
TypeStony-iron
ClassPallasite
GroupPallasite main group, anomalous[1]
CountryJapan[1]
RegionShikoku
Coordinates33°42′N 133°48′E / 33.700°N 133.800°E / 33.700; 133.800Coordinates: 33°42′N 133°48′E / 33.700°N 133.800°E / 33.700; 133.800[1]
Observed fallYes
Fall date1898[2]
TKW330 grams (12 oz)[1]

Zaisho is a meteorite whose fall in Japan in February 1898 was seen by observers on the ground.[1][2] As of 2019 it remains one of only four known pallasite falls, along with Marjalahti, Mineo and Omolon.[3]

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References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Zaisho". Meteoritical Bulletin Database. Meteoritical Society. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b "METEORITE FALLS CALENDAR - FEBRUARY". impactika.com. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  3. ^ Buseck, Peter R.; Jim Clark (June 1984). "Zaisho a pallasite containing pyroxene and phosphoran olivine" (PDF). Mineralogical Magazine. 48 (347): 229–35. Bibcode:1984MinM...48..229B. CiteSeerX 10.1.1.608.9261. doi:10.1180/minmag.1984.048.347.06. Retrieved 8 January 2013.