Holbrook, Arizona Meteorite Hunt

On July 19, 1912, at approximately 7:15 pm local time near Holbrook, Arizona, a series of loud sonic booms and explosions were heard by local residents and up to 40 miles away! The entire event lasted about 30-60 seconds according to eyewitnesses. Due to the daylight hours, the meteor was not seen, but from the explosive sounds, it passed in an easterly path over the town and it was witnessed to explode about 1-2 miles in altitude leaving a visible smoke trail. It is estimated that about 16,000 pea-sized meteorites pelted the ground arround the Aztec Rail Yard, six miles east of Holbrook. The largest Holbrook individual that was recovered weighs about 14.5 pounds. Many stones are still being recovered to this day!