A5 - Ultra Rare Sutter's Mill small Piece Meteorite from SM #14 "Garage Smasher

Sutter's Mill Meteorite

Greg Hupe, and Michael Farmer bought this true hammer stone meteorite from the park officer, whose garage door was struck.

It is a fragment from the April 22, 2012 meteorite fall which took place over Coloma, California. To this date there has been only around 950 grams reported found so far.

I was told the SM#14 was found by a Park Ranger named Suzie Matin. It hit the Park Ranger's garage door and was found by her.

Sutter’s Mill 38°48’14"N, 120°54’29"W

California, United States

Fell: 22 Apr 2012

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (C)

History : (P. Jenniskens, SETI ): A bright daytime east-to-west moving fireball was seen on April 22, 2012, from locations over California and Nevada between 7:51:10 and 7:51:30 am local daylight time (UT-7). The meteoroid fragmented towards the end of its trajectory. A loud sonic boom was heard in a wide region around Lake Tahoe. Wind gusts were felt and houses shook. At least a kiloton of kinetic energy was released, based on the infrasound signal detected at two stations. Eye witnesses in the townships of Coloma and Lotus, El Dorado County, reported hearing whistling sounds and some smelled a "welding" odor. U.S. National Climatic Data Center’s "NEXRAD" Doppler weather radar sweeps detected the falling meteorites.
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