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Zaisho meteorite
Type Stony-iron
Class Pallasite
Group Pallasite main group, anomalous[1]
Country Japan[1]
Region Shikoku
Coordinates 33°42′N 113°48′E / 33.700°N 113.800°E / 33.700; 113.800Coordinates: 33°42′N 113°48′E / 33.700°N 113.800°E / 33.700; 113.800[1]
Observed fall Yes
Fall date 1898[2]
TKW 330 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 1984 it was one of only four known pallasite falls.[3]



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  1. ^ a b c d e "Zaisho". Meteoritical Bulletin Database. Meteoritical Society. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "METEORITE FALLS CALENDAR - FEBRUARY".  External link in |website= (help);
  3. ^ Buseck, Peter R.; Jim Clark (June 1984). "Zaisho a pallasite containing pyroxene and phosphoran olivine" (PDF). Mineralogical Magazine. 48: 229–35. Retrieved 8 January 2013.