|Basic information||Name: Mayfield|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1972
Country: United States
Mass: 38.4 kg
This is 1 of 4943 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4. [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7), H chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites
Writeup from MB 53:
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DISCOVERY OF THE MAYFIELD, KANSAS, STONY METEORITE
Place of find: Mayfield, Summer County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Date of find: 1972
Class and type: Stone. Chondrite.
Number of individual specimens: 1
Total weight: 38.4 kg
Circumstances of find: This specimen was discovered by Harold Magill when he tried to move it out of the way as he ran a new electric fence over an area where an old barbed-wire fence had once been. He had not noticed the stone lying there before, although he had been on the farm for 60 years. He assumed since it exhibited plow marks that either his father or grandfather had plowed it up and thrown it under the old fence to get it out of the field.
Source: Glenn I Huss, American Meteorite Laboratory, P.O. Box 2098, Denver, Colorado 80201.
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 53, Meteoritics 10, 133-158 (1975)|
This is 1 of 144 approved meteorites from Kansas, United States (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 1 impact crater)
This is 1 of 1755 approved meteorites from United States (plus 352 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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