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Meteorite fall path charted

Meteorite fall path charted

The Johnstown meteorite fell at approximately 4:20 p.m. local time on July 6, 1924, in Weld County, Colorado. The largest piece of the meteorite weighed 51.8 pounds. The total weight of all the pieces found was 88.9 pounds.

The Handbook of Colorado Meteorites states that a total of 27 stones have been found. The handbook has a full account of the fall from E.O. Hovey. Among other things, Hovey states that more than 200 people witnessed and heard the fall. The Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum states it was reported that more pieces fell in the fields than have been recovered.

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