BUZZARD COULEE, CANADA METEORITE HUNT
Saskatchewan, Canada  April 2009             VIEW PHOTO JOURNAL >>>

A massive fireball lit up the evening skies along the Alberta/Saskatchewan border on November 20, 2008. A determined search produced stone meteorites near the small town of Lone Rock, Saskatchewan, about three hours' drive east of Edmonton. The first pieces were recovered a week after the fall by a University of Calgary team, frozen into a small lake in a ravine named Buzzard Coulee — and the new H4 chondrite got its name. Soon after, snow began to fall across the strewnfield, and the newly arrived meteorites remained buried through the long Canadian winter.

In late April, 2009, as the snows began to thaw I had the opportunity to visit the strewnfield. My friend Lisa Marie Morrison joined me on the Buzzard Coulee meteorite expedition. And time was short: we had a narrow window of opportunity between the spring thaw and spring planting. The strewnfield lies among large farms, and once the ground had been turned over by tractors the stone meteorites would be lost forever.

Here is our photo journal of the Buzzard Coulee, Canada meteorite hunt >>>

Photographs by Geoffrey Notkin and Lisa Marie Morrison
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