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01 May 2012

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Meteorite Pieces Found in Coloma, Lotus -- KTXL
Meteorite Pieces Found in Coloma, Lotus ... Meteorite Hunting with Robert Ward ( 03:53 ...
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California Meteorite Leads To Frantic 'Gold Rush' Search
The Inquisitr
Hundreds of people from all over the country this week took to California's 30-square-mile “Gold Country” region to search for fragments of a meteorite that fell to earth last week, rattling windows and causing a sonic boom as it entered earths ...


Meteor shower: Treasure seekers flock to California Gold Country
Los Angeles Times
In the week since a fireball shot across the sky and exploded, scattering a rare type of meteorite over California's Gold Country, the hills have drawn a new rush of treasure seekers. Once again there are lively saloons, fortune hunters jockeying for ...


A Lyrid meteor shower look back: Exploding fireball scatters debris over ...
Washington Post (blog)
By Steve Tracton Via NASA: A meteor in the sky above Reno, Nevada on April 22, 2012. Image credit: Lisa WarrenThose who saw the Lyrid meteor shower were treated to a spectacular show of celestial fireworks during the pre-dawn of Sunday, April 22.

Auburn Webelos Coloma campout yields meteorite discovery
Auburn Journal
By Gus Thomson, Journal Staff Writer AUBURN CA - About the size and shape of a raisin, a meteorite is now the prized possession of a sharp-eyed Auburn boy. River Townsend, 10, made the extra-terrestrial find Saturday morning as meteorite treasure...

Meteorites Can Totally Make You Rich
The Atlantic Wire
Head to Rescue, California, where you can find meteorites which go for around $1000 per gram. According to The Los Angeles Times' Diana Marcum, there's a different type of California "gold rush" going on, the result of a meteorite leaving the ...

Meteor in Calif. excites Gold Rush-style hunt
Tucson Citizen
But scattered fragments, especially around the Coloma-Lotus area, have triggered an invasion by scientists, amateur meteor-chasers and and treasure hunters from around the world, the Los Angeles Times reports. The newspaper says the fragments are ...

Meteor hunters strike pay dirt in California`s Gold Country
Morris Daily Herald Mon, 30 Apr 2012 16:03 PM PDT
COLOMA-LOTUS VALLEY, Calif. (MCT) â In the week since a fireball shot across the sky and exploded, scattering a rare type of meteoriteover Californiaâs Gold Country, these hills have drawn a new rush of treasure seekers.

Meteor hunters strike pay dirt
Los Angeles Times Mon, 30 Apr 2012 12:29 PM PDT
A different kind of rush hits California's Gold Country after the recent shower of rocks from space, which scientists crave and can fetch $1,000 a gram. COLOMA-LOTUS VALLEY, Calif â In the week since a fireball shot across the sky and exploded, scattering a rare type of meteoriteover California's Gold Country, these hills have drawn a new rush of treasure seekers.

Last week's meteor sets off search for fragments by scientists, treasure hunters
Mobile Press-Register Mon, 30 Apr 2012 11:50 AM PDT
Bits of the meteorite can go for as much as $1,000 a gram and are considered invaluable to science.

Meteor shower: Treasure seekers flock to California Gold Country
Los Angeles Times Mon, 30 Apr 2012 09:03 AM PDT
In the week since a fireball shot across the sky and exploded, scattering a rare type of meteorite over California's Gold Country, these hills have drawn a new rush of treasure seekers.

Asteroid impacts join science fiction with fact
The Canton Daily Ledger Mon, 30 Apr 2012 07:38 AM PDT
On June 30, 1908, just after sunrise, a remote region in Siberia by the Tunguska River was the scene of an event straight from a science fiction movie. A meteorite hit the earth with a force of 15 megatons of TNT, 1,000 times the energy of the bomb which leveled Hiroshima, destroying thousands of acres of forest, blowing out the windows and knocking down bystanders in a small trading station 70 ...

California Meteorite Leads¨To Frantic Gold Rush¨ Search
The Inquisitr Mon, 30 Apr 2012 07:23 AM PDT
Hundreds of people from all over the country this week took to California`s 30-square-mile âGold Countryâ region to search for fragments of a meteorite that fell to earth last week, rattling windows and causing a sonic boom as it entered earths atmosphere and fell to the planets surface. The search for the meteorite has brought [...] California Meteorite Leads To Frantic Gold Rush Search is a ...

Meteor hunters strike pay dirt in California's Gold Country
Sacramento Bee
By DIANA MARCUM COLOMA-LOTUS VALLEY, Calif. -- In the week since a fireball shot across the sky and exploded, scattering a rare type of meteorite over California's Gold Country, these hills have drawn a new rush of treasure seekers.

Noon Hour Update: More meteors found in the foothills; sentencing delayed for ...
Auburn Journal
Reporter Gus Thomson will have a story on a local boy who recently found pieces of ameteor. Along with his meteor story, Gus will be reporting on another sentencing delay for Brian Jagger, the former Placer County campaign aide who pleaded guilty to a...

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