Meteor Fragment Found in Wisconsin
April 18, 2010 DiscoveryOnline
Scientists say an apparent fragment from a meteor that lit up Midwestern skies this week has been recovered in southwestern Wisconsin.
The fragment weighs 0.3 pounds and is about the size of an unshelled peanut. The meteor had streaked across the sky about 10 pm Wednesday and was visible from southern Wisconsin and northern Iowa to central Missouri.
University of Wisconsin geology professor John Valley says fragment has a so-called fusion crust. The paper-thin blackened coating results when a meteor superheats as it speeds through the atmosphere.
Valley says the man who found the fragment lent it to university scientists for a two-hour analysis.
Based on preliminary tests, the meteor appears to have come from the vast asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Northern Michigan-U P, (Florence, Wi.)
Contact: Rod Trudell
Meets 3rd wed. monthly
G.P.A.A. of Weyerhaeuser
Wisconsin Northwoods Chapter, (Weyerhaeuser, Wi.)
Contact: Ron Chambers
Meets Second Sat at 11:00 am at Rice Lake WI
October 25th. Adams Mill. All day event, with the club meeting at 5pm. For directions you can search for Adams Mill on Google or go to the Central Indiana GPAA Link above and inquire about the location. I think it's in Culver, IN. Never been there but looking forward to it this year.
2009 Meeting and event schedule
***visitors and guests are always welcome to our meetings and events***
Feb. 14 - Winter Excursion, Martinsburg Community Center
April 11 - Swank Claim, claim cleanup and nugget drawing
April 24-26 - Thermal City Trip,
contact Tim for details (email@example.com)
May 2-3 - Greater Cincinnati Geofair, www.geofair.org
May 9 - Swank Claim, meeting and common dig
June 13 - 3rd Annual Invitational Fossick, Swank Claim- free
July 11 - Frazee Claim, meeting and common dig
Aug. 8 - Swank Claim, meeting and common dig
Sept. 5-6 - Gold Rush Days, Swank Claim
Sept. 12 - Swank Claim, meeting and common dig
Oct. 10 - Swank Claim, elections, meeting and common dig
Nov. 14 - Fall Gathering, Martinsburg Community Center
*all meetings: potluck 12 noon with meeting to follow
* common digs: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. break at noon for meeting
$6.00 dig fee, gold nugget draw and split at 4 p.m.
President: Larry Koprevic - (330) 605-4543
Vice-president: Patrick O'Masters - firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Sharon Laubenthal - (419) 943-3211
Treasurer: Sue Wickham - (740) 819-2620
Chapter Claims Director: Don Downing - (740) 349-5230
State Claims Director: Bud Kaczor
GPAA website: www.goldprospectors.org
Chapter website: www.buckeyegold.com
Message board website: www.ohiogoldprospector.com