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Fall: 5 October 2004, ~13:30 local daylight time (UT-6)
Achondrite (eucrite)
History: A meteorite fell ~4 km east of Berthoud, Colorado. According to information from those who visited the site, Megan and Andy Clifford "had just walked out of their house when they were distracted by whistling noise and a thump. Megan observed some dust kicked up in a horse pen about 100 feet away. After a short search, they recovered the object.". The meteorite embedded itself a few inches below the surface.

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The Berthoud (Eucrite) meteorite fell in Colorado, USA, on the 5th October 2004.
A total mass of 960 g was recovered.

40░ 18' 21"N, 105░ 1' 24"W



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Selling a piece of the Berthoud Meteorite
The following notice was sent to people on the "meteorite-list." It indicates new owners of the Berthoud meteorite and a desire to sell at lease a piece of it.

We are offering a 1.8 gram partial slice with fusion crust on one edge for:
$3000.00
If you have interest in this specimen please email us off list at:
etmeteori...@hotmail.comá

Thanks very much, Edwin and Patrick


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Geologist Matt Morgan presented a slideshow before a packed house at the Little Thompson Observatory Friday. His show entitled, "Meteorites: An Intro to Cosmic Geology" gave fascinating highlights of some of the most notable meteorite falls, mainly focused on those here in Colorado.

Morgan said researchers believe the Berthoud Meteorite came from Vesta - one of the largest objects in the asteroid belt between the planets Mars and Jupiter.

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Oct. 11, 2004
University of Colorado at Boulder researchers will scientifically analyze a meteorite that fell outside Berthoud, Colo., last week, only the fifth to ever have been seen falling and subsequently recovered in Colorado, experts say.
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Stargazers of all ages came to the Little Thompson Observatory to check out the Berthoud meteorite this past Friday at the observatorys Public Star Night. The meteorite, which landed on the Whiteis familys rural property east of Berthoud in October of 2004, was recently identified as most likely coming from the Vesta asteroid.

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