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FRANCONIA IRON STREWN FIELD HUNTING INFO


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Hello Everyone:

Years have gone by and now, after all that time, a location for an ungrouped iron meteorite from the general area has been officially revealed. On May 18 of 2004, Pete Meyers recovered a mass of 8.60 grams. More than a year later, Jim Smaller recovered a 43.7 gram mass. Both specimens were identified as meteorites by Schrader, Lauretta, Domanik and Hill of the University of Arizona. The total known weight of 52.3 grams was given the name Sacramento Wash 005 by the Meteoritical Society as of January 14, 2008.

These meteorite fragments were recovered more than 5 miles away from the Franconia track wreck site that has been searched by so many people over these years! The official find location is 34 degrees, 44 minutes, 48 seconds North and 114 degrees, 12 minutes, 36 seconds West. I've plotted these coordinates using Google Earth and the image is posted below.

ASTROBLEME

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