Sylacauga meteorite (Hodges; McKinney), Sylacauga, Talladega Co., Alabama, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||33° 11' 18'' North , 86° 17' 40'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||33.18833,-86.29444|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfa : Humid subtropical climate|
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.
1 valid mineral.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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252.17 - 541 Ma
|Paleozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 541 Ma)
Lithology: Sedimentary rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. 
|Ordovician - Cambrian|
443.8 - 541 Ma
|Sylacauga Marble Group; Fayetteville Phyllite|
Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 541 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Fayetteville Phyllite
Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052.