[meteorite-list] San Juan Capistrano Meteorite Anniversary
From: James O,Roark <jamesoro_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:44:40 2004
Our local weekly newspaper had an article this week on
the twenty-eighth anniversary of the fall of this meteorite:
"Twenty-eight years ago today (March 15), a 4 billion-year-
old rock crashed through the carport roof of a San Juan
Capistrano mobile home.
About the size of a baseball, the meteorite put San Juan
Capistrano on a rare list, perhaps the only meteorite in
California spotted in its fall, then found on the ground.
It put a hole in the roof of the carport, but nobody was injured.
The meteorite made its way to San Juan geologist John
Minch, then to UC San Diego.
The information gleaned from it was priceless, officials said.
Part of the meteorite is on display at the San Juan Institute
which also puts on classes for kids."
The article is accompanied by a picture of Richard Kenealy
of the Institute holding a quarter sized piece.
The Institute is at 31882 Camino Capistrano Phone #(949)
Looks like I've got a visit to make!
Received on Sat 17 Mar 2001 04:16:51 PM PST