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26 December 2012

Alleged Grand Canyon Meteorite Strikes

Alleged Grand Canyon Meteorite Strikes

The section “Minerals from Spaces” (Pages 87-88),
Billingsley et al. (1997) recounts claims of reported
meteorite strikes in the Grand Canyon.For example,
they note that according to Huntoon (1989), a
meteorite slammed into the north wall of Milkweed
Canyon in either 1922 or 1924 across from a now
abandoned village.

Billingsley et al. (1997) can be downloaded as a PDF
file for free from:

References Cited

Billingsley, G. H., E. E. Spamer, and D. Menkes, 1997,
Quest for the Pillar of Gold: The Mines and Miners
of the Grand Canyon. Grand Canyon Association,
Grnad Canyon, Arizona. 112 pp.

Huntoon, P. W., 1989, Small Meteorite Impact in the
Western Grand Canyon, Arizona. In Elston, D. P.,
Billingsley, G. H., and Young, R.A. (eds.). "Geology of
Grand Canyon, Northern Arizona (with Colorado River
guides)." 28th International Geological Congress Field
Trip Guidebook T115/315.Washington, D.C.: American
Geophysical Union, p. 228.

Best wishes,
Paul H.

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