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An MPOD Classic
from 19 October 2013

 
Ogi   contributed by Shawn Alan, IMCA 1633   MetBul Link

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2.02 grams.   H6

TKW 14.36 kg. Observed fall June 8, 1741, near Saga, Kyushu, Japan.



Shawn writes:
Excerpt taken from THE WORSHIP AND FOLK-LORE OF METEORITES
Ogi, Hizen, Japan} Two stones which fell here, according to one account, December 10, 1744, were used for more than 150 years as offerings annually made in the temple in Ogi to Shokujo on the festival of that goddess the 7th day of the 7th month. The belief among the Japanese was that the stones had fallen from the shores of the Silver River, Heavenly River, or Milky Way, after they had been used by the goddess as weights to steady her loom. One of these stones is now largely preserved in the British Museum.


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Graham Macleod
 10/20/2016 2:57:04 AM
Thanks Bernd! Cheers
Bernd Pauli
 10/19/2016 4:21:02 AM
"the chondrule towards the bottom is interesting". Yep, Graham, it's a so-called "bull's eye" chondrule - aka "bleached chondrule" and evidence for widespread aqueous processes on Ogi's parent asteroid.
Matthias
 10/19/2016 3:04:57 AM
For me they are utmost interesting: meteorites which add to their scientifical importance a cultural/historical significance. Thank you, Shawn.
John Hope
 10/19/2016 2:14:58 AM
I would love this piece Shawn,great picture thank you.
Graham Macleod
 10/19/2016 2:14:05 AM
Great history Shawn, A very cool matrix and the chondrule towards the bottom is interesting, Cheers M8.
 

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