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30 April 2009

Search Begins for Toronto Area, Southern Ontario, Newmarket, Ont. Meteorite 30APR09

Search on for Toronto-area meteorite bits
TORONTO, April 29 (UPI) -- Canadians living north and northeast of Toronto are being asked to help search for meteorite fragments from a fireball last month.
UPI - Apr 29 8:29 AM

Search on for Toronto-area meteorite bits
Canadians living north and northeast of Toronto are being asked to help search for meteorite fragments from a fireball last month.In a release, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and the University of Western Ontario in London said analysis of a network of sky camera footage shows a slow-moving fireball swept eastward on March 15 at 8:37 p.m. near the small city of Newmarket.The museum is ...
Moldova.org - Apr 29 9:16 AM

Search on for Newmarket meteorite
Small meteorites may have been dropped on southern Ontario by a fireball that streaked through the sky north of Toronto last month.
Toronto Star - Apr 29 7:32 AM

Search on for meteorite that fell in Newmarket
Small meteorites may have been dropped on southern Ontario by a fireball that streaked through the sky north of Toronto.
Toronto Sun - Apr 29 8:37 AM

The meteorite hunt is on
Researchers anxious to recover possible fragments after fireball appeared in March over Newmarket, Ont.
The Globe and Mail - Apr 29 7:32 AM

Scientists on lookout for meteorites south of Lake Simcoe
Ontario scientists are looking for help in tracking down meteorite fragments they believe fell to Earth last month in an area just south of Lake Simcoe.
CBC.ca Ottawa - 1 hour, 18 minutes ago

INTERACTIVE MEDIA:
A chunk of space rock might have found it’s way into your back yard. The Royal Ontario Museum and University of Western Ontario are asking for your assistance in finding a meteorite that fell in the Newmarket area.
YorkRegion.com - Apr 29 7:49 AM

Is Your Backyard Housing Some Meteor Fragments?
If you’re in Newmarket, scientists want you to have a close look at the rocks around your home.
CityNews - Apr 29 10:09 AM

ROM, university wants you to look for meteorite pieces in your ...
Georgina Advocate - ‎5 hours ago‎
A chunk of space rock might have found it's way into your back yard. The Royal Ontario Museum and University of Western Ontario are asking for your ...

2 comments:

robert said...

NOW The R.O.M wants YOUR HELP, as-in FREE, UNPAID LABOUR to find tiny pieces of a METEORITE observed to have fell by a series of sky-cams that haven't been right yet. Seems the ONE-MILLION odds & ends taking-up space and collecting dust in its carvernous basement is not enough JUNK. Trust me, IF you are lucky enough to find pieces of fresh space-gravel somewhere in the hundreds of square miles along a five mile wide swath of land betwwen Newmarket and Lake Simcoe, The Royal Ontario Museum IS THE LAST PLACE to Notify REGARDING THE DEVELOPMENTS. They have enough CRAP FROM SPACE, AND ELSEWHERE... "Zep," over & out...

thestickman said...

I would tend to agree. While a meteor found on your land is a 'shared cultural heritage,' if you donate it you are missing an stipend or monetary reward for having found it. A several-ounce meteorite can be sold for hundreds of dollars to the right collector.

Myself, it would mine if I found it unless found on landowner's property in which case, it it theirs unless we had a previous arrangement/understanding as to ownership of any finds.

-thestickman