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18 May 2009

Video: Kansas Man Digs Up 1,220-Pound Meteorite Estimated to be 20,000 Years Old

A Kansas man digs up a an meteorite estimated to be 20,000 years old. KWCH's Alana Rocha reports. Source: KWCH | Added May 11, 2009

From the news article...

Sunday just east of Greensburg, he [Don Stimpson, curator of the Kansas Meteorite Museum in Haviland] was ready to unearth his latest find - a rather odd-shaped piece Stimpson believes is a major chunk of the Brenham Meteorites.

It's estimated the meteorite has sat in the ground 20,000 years. And this day is the result of about two weeks of digging and a couple of months waiting on good Kansas weather to lift it out.

"Looks like 1,220 pounds," Stimpson calculates.

Link: CNN/KWCH Video

"Man Unearths Meteorite in SW Kansas"
10 May 2009 06:19 PM

Link: KWCH Story

1 comment:

  1. What is the update on this meteorite? Composition? Interesting features? Pictures of it cleaned? Thanks a lot.

    Saskatoon, SK, Canada


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