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Mifflin   contributed by Frank Cressy   MetBul Link

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43 gram end-cut, 55 x 35 mm.   L5

TKW 3.58 kg. Observed fall April 14, 2010, in Iowa County, Wisconsin, USA.


Frank writes:
The photos are of a 43 gram end cut of the largest recovered stone (332 grams). The specimen measures 5.5 x 3.5 cm.

Photo 1 shows the fresh black crust with some apparent incipient lipping.

Photo 2 is the cut surface and a beautiful interior showing its characteristic brecciated texture of light colored clasts in a gray matrix.

Photo 3 is an enlarged view of the cut face showing both the matrix and clasts to be composed of abundant small chondrules. Common FeNi metal (white) is present throughout.
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Photo 1

Photo 2

Photo 3

Found at the arrow (green or red) on the map below


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Bernd Pauli
 4/14/2021 9:51:35 AM
A pre-atmospheric diameter of ~1 m was derived from the fireball observations!
Twink Monrad
 4/14/2021 4:22:22 AM
Wow is right, I remember hearing hunting stories from a couple of friends who were there hunting. I would not have guessed 11 years have passed!
Rob Matson
 4/14/2021 2:40:16 AM
Wow, Frank! Can't believe it's already been 11 years. What a great fall (back in the days when Doppler worked well for space rock falls), and fun memories of hunting the cornfields of Mifflin.


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