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Saginaw
Basic information Name: Saginaw
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1979
Country: United States
Mass:help 44.5 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 62  (1984)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Iron
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Iron-fine octahedrite
Recommended:  Iron    [explanation]

This is 1 of 99 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as Iron.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 62:
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DISCOVERY OF THE SAGINAW, USA, IRON METEORITE

Name: SAGINAW

Place of find: Near Saginaw, Tarrant County, Texas, USA.

32°51'57"N., 97°19'23"W.

Date of find: July 18, 1979

Class and type: Iron. Octahedrite, fine to medium

Number of individual

specimens 1

Total weight: 44.5 kg

Circumstances of find: Found embedded in the ground by a survey party. Possibly fell in 1964 when a fireball was tracked by radar and a sonic boom was heard. Found one mile from the area searched by O.E. Monnig in 1964.

Source: J.O. Williams, Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 62, Meteoritics 19, 49-57 (1984)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (32° 51' 57"N, 97° 19' 23"W)
     Recommended::   (32° 51' 57"N, 97° 19' 23"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 312 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1835 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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