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Fairfield   contributed by Anne Black, IMCA 2356   MetBul Link

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33.2 gram slice.   Iron, IAB-MG

TKW 1600 grams. Fall not observed. Found September 1974, in Butler County, OH.

Found at the arrow (green or red) on this map.

Anne writes:
From the Met. Bulletin
An iron mass of 1600g was found by Mr. Roy Ballinger among material dredged by the American Materials Company from 120 feet depth in a gravel pit in Pleistocene glacial deposits. Several other iron specimens may have been recovered at later times.

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AL Mitterling
 7/28/2018 10:29:32 AM
I met Mr. Roy Ballinger a number of years back and was able to talk with him about his find. While this material was buried deep in the ground, the matrix in the iron is tight and when I cut rusty pieces of this meteorite, it has not rusted on the inside after careful prep of the meteorite. An interesting find and story of recovery.
Bernd Pauli
 7/27/2018 3:38:46 AM
Fairfield was originally classified as a IIICD iron (Catalogue of Meteorites, 5th ed., p. 198) but was then reclassified (or regrouped).

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