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Holbrook   contributed by Michael Mulgrew, IMCA 3963   MetBul Link


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Photos by Michael Mulgrew.   Copyright (c) Michael Mulgrew.
45.2 grams.   L/LL6

TKW 220 kg. Observed fall on July 19, 1912, in Holbrook, Arizona, USA., about 100 kilometers from Meteor Crater, as the meteorite flies.

 


Michael writes:
We were walking back to the truck along the road that parallels the train tracks for an afternoon break. The areas near the train tracks are littered with lava rocks and imported rock fill for the track bed but that doesn't stop meteorite hunters from wishing that one of them was a meteorite. I was about 50' behind Robby and his brother as they reached the truck and I had been absentmindedly poking every rock along my way. I wasn't paying too much attention when one of them stuck, I figured it was just a lava rock due to it's size as most Holbrook meteorite finds now days are less than 5g. After about 15 seconds of staring in disbelief I realized I had just found a relatively large Holbrook meteorite. I called Robby and Ryan over and they pointed out their footprints that weren't two feet away from the find. Robby broke out his scale and we weighed it right away - 45.2g! This is the 3rd largest meteorite I have personally seen come out of this strewn field (the other 2 were found on the 2011 99th anniversary hunt). How many people had walked past this meteorite over the years without noticing it?

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Jansen Lyons
 5/11/2018 10:40:48 AM
Awesome Michael!! I've never seen anything that big before. 5 grams tops for mine. What a great find, cheers!
Ben Fisler
 5/9/2018 11:01:40 AM
Fabulous find Michael. I would pay good money to have seen the expression on your faces! Congrats.
Stephen Amara
 5/9/2018 3:52:49 AM
Michael wonderful find man!!! You must be the envy of anyone who's walked that path!! Actually anyone who collects for that matter!! Congrats!!
Paul Gessler
 5/9/2018 2:29:16 AM
Really nice finds Michael way to go.
John Hope
 5/9/2018 1:15:36 AM
Amazing account of find thanks Michael.You are truely blessed to find an actual meteorite,how many people in the World can say they have.
 

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