[meteorite-list] 'Canon City meteorite' goes on display

From: Ginger Mayfield <chikadee_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:43:32 2004
Message-ID: <3B51B168.737A897F_at_earthlink.net>


One of the pics I took was of the original article in the
local paper and hopefully it will be clear enough for you to
read the details. The reason the sheriff's department was
involved was because the family was out at the time the
meteorite struck and when they returned home they thought
someone had tried to break in when they saw the rocks inside
the garage. Only their cat witnessed the impact and she ran
and hid behind some old furniture. She didn't get hurt and
didn't run away for good like I've seen in some reports. I
had to laugh when I read the last paragraph of the article
where it says that if anyone else found a similar size piece
of the meteorite they could be offered up to $40 for it.
:-)) Still working on getting the pics up.


Colin From Canada wrote:
> Hello Jim & List,
> Interesting article, Just wondering if the tenant would
> have legal claim to the meteorite? Would the homeowner
> have any legal claim?
> The sheriff who investigated got a great deal for $10.00
> he must of been laughing all the way to the bank! Who
> sold it to him? The tenant or the homeowner?
> Just wondering,
> Colin Broughton
Received on Sun 15 Jul 2001 11:06:16 AM PDT

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