Monday, May 6, 2013

Moving A Monster Meteorite

This morning I was present when the 1,353-lb meteorite displayed at our 22nd Annual Rockhounds Roundup Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show over the previous weekend was moved out of the Pioneer Museum en route home. I missed the removal of the blue-green jade boulder past-President Richard Smithen displayed along side the meteorite but there are a couple of images of it after the fact near the end of this post. What follows is a brief visual sequence of the meteorite removal proceedings.

To view a couple of images of this meteorite right after it was placed in the museum prior to the show go HERE:

The Brothers Pellerin strap up the meteorite.

The meteorite is strapped up and ready to go.
After descending to Earth this meteorite has the rare experience of ascending.
A meteorite hanging.

Cliff Brewen articulating the meteorite over the bed of the pickup as it back into place.
Richard's 464-lb blue-green jade boulder.
I missed the opportunity to see this hoisted and lifted.
Pioneer Park the day after... a show is but a mirage.
All photos by Kim Patrick Noyes (all rights reserved)

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