In 1953, Dr. Nininger reported the following: “In September, 1952, Mr. Orf visited the American Meteorite Museum on U.S.66 west of Winslow, Arizona, on his return from a visit to Kansas. He brought with him several pieces of ‘iron ore’ which he wished to have tested for possible meteoritic characteristics. Casual inspection indicated that the specimens were from an oxidized metallic meteorite.”

After subsequent research, Harvey and Addie Nininger visited the find site and located a buried mass, using a mine detector. “We were,” he writes, “given permission to excavate and proceeded to uncover a broken mass of oxide which together with the scattered fragments weighed 230 lb.”

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