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Sylacauga meteorite (Hodges; McKinney), Sylacauga, Talladega Co., Alabama, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 11' 18'' North , 86° 17' 40'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 33.1883333333, -86.2944444444


Stone, Ordinary Chondrite, H4. S3 Fa 20
Fell Nov. 30, 1954 12:46 hours. Two stones were recovered with a total known mass of 5.54 kg.
One stone weighing 3.86kg went through roof of a private home, bounced off a radio console and hit Mrs. Ann Hodges left hip while she was sleeping on her couch. This was the first well documented example of a meteorite striking a person. Currently housed in the The Alabama Museum of Natural History.
The second stone weighed 1.68 kg and was recovered by Mr McKinney near his home. The coordinates are for the Hodges stone. The McKinney stone was recovered at 86 deg 17' 20"W 33 deg 13' 08"N.
Mike Jensen

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References

Swindel, G. W.; Jones, W. B. (1954) The Sylacauga, Talladega County, Alabama, Aerolite. Meteoritics vol. 1 no. 2, pp. 125-132
Povenmire, H. (1995) The Sylacauga, Alabama Meteorite: The Impact Locations, Atmosphere Trajectory, Strewn Field and Radiant. Abstracts of the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, volume 26, page 1133

External Links

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php?code=23773
- Meteoritical Society's information page for this meteorite

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