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COLLECTION
Meteorite Name: Cartersville (provisory)
Location: Bartow County, Georgia
Classification: L Chondrite or Amphoterite (classification pending)
Witnessed Fall: Yes
Date and Time: March 1, 2009 (2300 hrs)
TKW: 294 grams
Remarks:
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.
   
Collection Photos
 
294 gram individual
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)
294 gram individual (reverse angle)
 
Hole in roof shingle
Hole in roof shingle
 
Tellus Museum curator Julian Gray
Tellus Museum curator Julian Gray, recording data at the impact site
 
In the attic near the roof hole
In the attic near the roof hole
 
Robert Ward in the attic
Robert Ward in the attic
 
Sean Murray in the attic
Sean Murray in the attic
 
With the pristine stone
With the pristine stone, moments after having confirmed its meteoric origin for Tellus Museum
 
At the 4.20.2010 Tellus Museum press conference
At the 4.20.2010 Tellus Museum press conference with
curator Julian Gray and Tellus’ Executive Director
 

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