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MISSING: 9.04 kilogram Sikhote-Alin shrapnel individual   More Info

Buzzard Coulee   contributed by Fabrice Demoulins, IMCA 7284   MetBul Link

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30.2 grams.   H4

TKW 41 kg. Observed fall 20 November 2008, Wilton Rural Municipality, Saskatchewan, Canada.


Fabrice writes:
History: A bright fireball was widely observed across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba during late twilight on November 20, 2008. The fireball and subsequent dust trail, or shadows cast by the fireball, were recorded by all-sky and security video cameras establishing that its brightest portion occurred from 17:26:40 to 17:26:45 MST. The fireball traveled approximately north to south with an elevation angle of ~60°. Abundant sonic phenomena were reported including anomalous sounds, explosion booms, sonic booms from individual fragments and whirring sounds interpreted as produced by individual fragments falling to ground; the fireball’s explosions were also widely recorded by Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty infrasound stations establishing an energy release of approximately one third of a kiloton, indicating an original meteoroid mass of ~10 tons. Interviews of eyewitnesses and crude calibrations of security cameras constrained the fall region and the first search attempt led to meteorites being recovered off the ice of a manmade pond late on November 27, 2008. Subsequent searches led to recovery of more than one hundred individual fragments before December 6 when increasing snow cover made further searching unproductive. A strewn field at least seven kilometers long and approximately three km wide with a wind drift tail of an additional three km eastwards has been crudely outlined.

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Twink Monrad
 10/6/2019 5:05:57 PM
Just like a burned marshmallow...which i happen to like that way!
Bernd Pauli
 10/6/2019 11:27:33 AM
Fresh and pristine as if it had been picked up right now!
John Divelbiss
 10/6/2019 10:34:38 AM
a beautiful stone meteorite.
Don Cracraft
 10/6/2019 9:51:41 AM
Very interesting, thanks for sharing this with us.

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