107.8 gram complete individual deaccessioned from the University of Alberta,Canada. Specimen was collected on the day of the fall and has been preserved at the University of Alberta for the last 50 years.
Artist conception of the fall of the Bruderheim Meteorite
(Mike Bandli Collection Specimen) LOCATION OF FIND: Over an area of several
square kilometers just north of Bruderheim, Alberta.
DATE: Fell - March 4, 1960, 1:06 am.
DESCRIPTION: 303 kg of stones, ranging in size from 31 kg to 5 mg.
CLASSIFICATION: Stone - L6 - Olivine hypersthene chondrite.
CIRCUMSTANCES: A brilliant fireball was observed by many people in
the area, while the accompanying explosion was heard almost 100 km in
all directions. The stones appeared to have fallen vertically, bounced
off the frozen ground under the snow, and come to rest back up on the
surface of the snow. Nearly 700 fragments were reported found.
CURRENT HOUSING: Specimens are widely distributed. The largest single
stone (30.7 kg) is in the Canadian Meteorite Collection, but the largest
total mass is at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.