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Buzzard Coulee   contributed by Murray Paulson   MetBul Link

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


Murray writes:
I found this prize meteorite at the end of a long day of searching. The sun was on the horizon and I realized that I had passed a stone out of the corner of my eye and my subconscious had noticed it. We went back to where I thought that it might be and there it was!!! In photo #2 you can see a fairly large iron inclusion poking out of the crust. I have used a tiny magnet to verify that it is not an iron sulphide inclusion. The golden color probably indicates a light oxidation. This was the largest stone I found in my 7 weeks of searching the strewn field.

The slice was made up of one of my broken specimens by Dr. Chris Herd at the University of Alberta. I seem to recall that they sent the stone to the Royal Ontario Museum where it was wire saw cut into 8 slices.

Buzzard Coulee was a widely observed fall seen on November 20, 2008. The first stone was spotted by Ellen Milley on November 7th, one week later. Buzzard Coulee is an H4 Chondrite.
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Mike Murray
 11/21/2023 9:05:54 PM
Congratulations Murray. Not many people get to experience something like that. I agree with the others, fabulous find.
Ben Fisler
 11/21/2023 7:00:07 PM
Fabulous find!
Murray Paulson
 11/21/2023 5:57:25 PM
MY wife came out searching with me and we both agree that this was one of the high points in our life. We camped on the Farm land with our trailer on weekends and held celebratory suppers with the friends that we came out with. It was a blast.
Ben Fisler
 11/21/2023 4:27:42 PM
Fabulous find! You and your peripheral make a great team.
Bernd Pauli
 11/21/2023 9:07:06 AM
Bravo! What a stone! What an iron inclusion!
Mendy Ouzillou
 11/21/2023 6:59:57 AM
This is what I really look forward to in the MPoD. Thank you for sharing and happy your really hard work paid off.

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