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

From: James Beauchamp <falcon99_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2011 18:14:19 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <521528.22777.qm_at_web81401.mail.mud.yahoo.com>

Developers could care less about anything other than their schedule. At 15,000 per lot, the profits for such development outweigh little things like "history" or feeble little stones.

They've most likely paid off anyone in city our county authority that would raise a fuss.


--- On Wed, 6/1/11, Marc Fries <mfries8 at hotmail.com> wrote:

> From: Marc Fries <mfries8 at hotmail.com>
> Subject: [meteorite-list] CA Meteorite fall site goes under the bulldozer
> To: meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
> Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2011, 7:31 PM
> 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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Received on Wed 01 Jun 2011 09:14:19 PM PDT

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