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Fairfield
Basic information Name: Fairfield
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1974 or 1982
Country: United States
Mass:help 1600 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  IIICD
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIICD
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB-MG
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-MG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 112 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-MG.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 83:

Fairfield

Butler County, Ohio, USA

Found 1974 September

Iron, coarse octahedrite (IIICD)

An iron mass of 1600 g 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. Classification and analysis (Choi et al., 1995): Ga = 78.4 ppm; Ge = 329 ppm; Ir = 1.79 ppm; Ni = 6.61 wt%.  Specimens: 746 g, MUO; 152 g, UCLA.

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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
MUO: Department of Geology, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056, United States (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)
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United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (39° 20'N, 84° 36'W)
     Recommended::   (39° 20'N, 84° 36'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 12 approved meteorites from Ohio, United States (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1827 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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