L Chondrite or Amphoterite (classification pending)
Date and Time:
March 1, 2009 (2300 hrs)
A single stone was recovered after it crashed through the roof of an anonymous landowner's house.
This meteorite is not in my collection, though it was an honor to be the first to confirm its meteoric origin, and it is currently on display at Tellus Museum in Cartersville, Georgia.
You can read more about the Cartersville meteorite in the May 2010 IMCA Insights article.
294 gram individual, showing air break with imbedded roofing material, wood fibers from rafter impact, drywall fragments from passage through the ceiling and paint from a grazing impact with an interior door.
294 gram individual (reverse angle)
Hole in roof shingle
Tellus Museum curator Julian Gray, recording data at the impact site
In the attic near the roof hole
Robert Ward in the attic
Sean Murray in the attic
With the pristine stone, moments after having confirmed its meteoric origin for Tellus Museum
At the 4.20.2010 Tellus Museum press conference with curator Julian Gray and Tellus’ Executive Director