[meteorite-list] CA Meteorite fall site goes under the bulldozer

From: Marc Fries <mfries8_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2011 17:31:22 -0700
Message-ID: <BLU0-SMTP212947E3B2054CB4D8E1DA2F17C0_at_phx.gbl>

Howdy all

     This isn't new news at this point, but the site of the San Juan
Capistrano meteorite fall is on its way to becoming a "172 acre mixed
use development". I've tried repeatedly to contact the developers and
ask for permission to search for meteorites on the ground they clear, to
no avail. I offered my time for free so they could donate any meteorites
I found to local schools and what-not, but they're not buying. The last
time I called the secretary put me straight to voicemail. In case anyone
else would like to try their hand at this, here's the company doing the


     Look under "current projects" for "The Meadows at San Juan
Capistrano". They will be (already are?) clearing land adjacent to the
trailer park where the only pieces of SJC were recovered. Here's a
Google Map centered on the Meteoritical Society database coords for the


     This development has met some resistance in the local community and
was covered extensively by the local media. I do wonder how it would go
over if the media were made aware that this development will probably
bury meteorites from one of only two California falls.

Marc Fries
Received on Wed 01 Jun 2011 08:31:22 PM PDT

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