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Homestead   contributed by Shawn Alan, IMCA 1633   MetBul Link


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5.3 grams.   L5

TKW 230 kg. Observed fall 12 February 1875, in Iowa, at the green arrow on this map.

Shawn writes:
History from Wikipedia
On the evening of 12 February 1875 above Iowa a brilliant fireball was observed. About 100 meteorite fragments fell over a 18-square-mile (47 km2) snowy countryside area from Amana to Boltonville in Iowa County. The first found fragment, a stone weighing about 3.5 kilograms (7.7 lb), was discovered by Sarah Sherlock 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) south of Homestead. The area was wooded and covered by snow, impeding recovery efforts. On 10 February a 40 centimetres (16 in) snowfall blanketed the ground, preventing the great majority of the fragments from being discovered until Spring. The 74 pounds (34 kg) main mass was found along with a 48 pounds (22 kg) fragment buried 2 feet (0.61 m) in the soil.

Also, Homestead meteorite was the first documented court case in US history. Please read the historic news reference provided in the photo gallery.


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John Hope
 4/7/2015 2:14:37 AM
Thanks Shawn for the great pictures and the info regarding this Fall.Much appreciated. Cheers John
Dorothy Sigler Norton
 4/7/2015 2:10:35 AM
Sarah Sherlock was a relative of mine. Sadly, I must report that the 7.7 pound stone was smashed into many pieces and given away to children and neighbors as mementos of the event.
 

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