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Burns meteorite (IIIAB)

In July 2003, Gene Killinen was practicing with his new metal detector at his family's hunting cabin near Burns, Colorado. Gene found a strong signal in the area immediately in front of the cabin. He and his father excavated an 18.4 kg mass from a depth of roughly 60-90 cm. They surmised that the large, heavy object might be a meteorite, but they were uncertain. A year later they took the object to Fort Lewis College, where a nickel test was performed, with positive results. A sample was sent to Randy Korotev, WUSL, who confirmed that the specimen was a meteorite and an octahedrite.

For more details about this, go to its Meteoritical Bulletin page: Burns

Some photos of this meteorite are below.

Burns whole individual.
Photo © Impactika

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