Pictures of November 20 Canada meteorite

Posted by Matt Quandt
on Tuesday, December 02, 2008

One of our friends from Canada, Richard Huziak, sent us these pictures of meteorites from the November 20 fireball. Here's the message he sent along with the images:

First picture: Approx 1.5Kg, ~8cm in diameterCanada meteorite












Second picture: Approx 100g, ~ 5cm in diameter (piece of the inside, ablated in flight slightly after fracturing)

Canada meteorite












Third picture: 38.6g, 5cm x 3cm x 1.5cm (my very first find Smile )

Canada meteorite 











The first two were found by a local farmer in the past few days. He let me photograph them. I found the 3rd one on Sunday. The announcement of the fall location has set off a flurry of 'treasure hunters' — I'd say about 30 people in the area out looking for fragments. The meteors are likely H5 chondrites, decently attracted to magnets. The fusion crusts are darker than my digital camera shows them. The insides appear to be a lighter, cement gray.

Thanks for sharing, Richard!
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