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

From: Michael Gilmer <meteoritemike_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2011 21:06:06 -0400
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Hi Marc,

Nice try. Keep up the good fight. Lord knows, all this country needs
is more development.

Best regards,


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On 6/1/11, Marc Fries <mfries8 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> bulldozing:
> http://advancedonline.com/ares/
> 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
> fall:
> http://tinyurl.com/3q5oaxa
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Marc Fries
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