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Homestead   contributed by Alexander Seidel   MetBul Link
 


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Photos by Alexander Seidel.   Photo Copyright (c) Alexander Seidel, Germany.
57.2 grams.   L5

TKW 230 kg. Observed fall 12 February 1875, in Iowa, USA.

   


Alexander writes:
Homestead is one of the classic US meteorite falls, dating way back to the "go-west"-days 1875. When I began collecting meteorites about 30 years ago it was almost impossible to get a piece of this, so it has been quite a long search for me to get a specimen, but then I finally could buy this nice slice from Blaine Reed 20 years ago. [P.S.: I met him in a trailer park in Colorado, where he lived, a few years earlier, so may be this visit was a bit helpful...:-)]
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Found at the arrow (green or red) on the map below

 


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Alex
 5/16/2019 2:09:12 PM
Thanks, Anne! Will hopefully see you in Ensisheim soon, and will send a mail in a couple of days before.. Blaine is a very friendly guy, I remember him well, as well as his bro Blake.
Anne Black
 5/16/2019 11:42:51 AM
Thanks Alex. And that was quite a few years ago, Blaine has moved a couple times since then. But I'll tell him you remember him.
Alex
 5/16/2019 10:53:39 AM
In fact it*s a pretty fresh guy (..or gal, just as you may like to call him, her or it). No rust at all, fresh as fresh can be! Sitting in the front row of a display cabinet at a wall in my room behind glass, resting there in peace.
John Divelbiss
 5/16/2019 9:24:57 AM
Still looks very fresh after 140++ years...thanx for sharing Alex.
 
 


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