Meteorite hunters say they have recovered the first fragments from a June 1998 meteorite impact in the Casa Grande area. Sonny Clary writes on his Nevada Meteorites blog that he and colleagues found a number of small meteorite pieces last week that they have sent off for identification and classification. [Right, 136 gram specimen with dice for scale. Credit, Nevada Meteorites blog] He promises to update us when he gets the results back.
In addition, they stumbled across numerous backpacks from drug smugglers and a human skeleton. You need to read his blog post.
Thanks to Rob Reisener, who was a member of the discovery team, for sharing the news.
March 6, 2015
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