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Sylacauga   contributed by Hanno Strufe, IMCA 4267   MetBul Link

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3680 grams.   H4

TKW 5.56 kg. Observed fall November 30, 1954, in Oak Grove, Alabama, USA.

Also called the Hodges meteorite because a fragment of it struck Ann Elizabeth Hodges. The grapefruit-sized fragment crashed through the roof of a frame house, bounced off a large wooden console radio, and hit Hodges while she napped on a couch. The 31-year-old woman was badly bruised on one side of her body but able to walk.


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From my December trip to the Paris Museum.

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Hanno Strufe
 3/12/2018 2:18:11 PM
Hello Twink, thanks for the information. Yes, it was at the special exhibition in Paris. Seems this is the one on loan. Nice to have something rare like this to see here in Europe.
Twink Monrad
 3/11/2018 7:06:36 PM
From a friend today: There is a special exhibit in Paris on meteorites at the moment so it must be on loan from the museum in Alabama. Hanno, was it at the special exhibit which will close June 10th?
Hanno Strufe
 3/11/2018 12:39:33 PM
Good question. I was also surprised to see this piece in Paris. No idea why it is there. Does not look like a cast to me.
Peter Scherff
 3/11/2018 6:02:49 AM
Is it a cast? Did the The Alabama Museum of Natural History loan (or sell or trade) the original to the Paris Museum?
Twink Monrad
 3/11/2018 5:25:37 AM
Very nice. I love stone meteorites and such a story this one has! How did this piece end up in the Paris museum?

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