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Buzzard Coulee (H4)

NOTE: Oriented Stone are on bottom of page
Winter Finds are in Middle position
Spring Finds are on top.

On November 20, 2008 a great fireball illuminated the evening skies along the Alberta/Saskatchewan border of Canada. Some people heard tinking of hail on their roofs in the north end of the strewnfield. About three hours drive east of Edmonton, peices were found near Lone Rock. Some pieces were found on a frozen small river in a ravine named Buzzard Coulee. It was from the ravine the new H4 chondrite got its name. lonerock

The first pieces were recovered by a resident the next morning finding a large black stone in his lawn, and a week later the U. of Calgary team found more fragments on frozen ponds in the area. The University of Calgary were the first to hold a media frenzy about the meteorite finds. An intense hunt pushed forward in the next few days after the Calgary team’s find, including my team. Both teams found hundreds of stones, and both were stopped by the heavy snow that fell a few days later.

In April 2009, the snows began to melt and I was the first person in the field to start the hunt again. I was only able to hunt the melted snow patches first, but every day the snows melted more and by the end of two weeks I was able to hunt the field unhindered. By the time I left, there where 13 other hunters in nearby fields. Within weeks there were over 50 people hunting.

The total known weight for the Buzzard Coulee is 450 kg, at this time.

For more information about the Buzzard Coulee (H4) visit the Meteoritical Bulletin Entry Here: https://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php?code=48654




1 Comment

  1. Albert Piontek says:

    i`m intersting to buy meteorite specimen Buzzard Coulee 17-1 for $205 or 12-6 for $226.
    Sent you to Germany? I would pay over Paypal

    Regards Albert from Germany

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