Karoonda meteorite commemorative column
|Region||Murray and Mallee|
|Fall date||25 November 1930|
Karoonda meteorite commemorative plaque
Adelaide residents reported a huge ball of fire with a flaming tail shooting across the eastern sky. Some reported that the colour of the flames changed from brilliant red, to pale blue to sickly yellow. Witnesses closer to Karoonda reported that a loud detonation followed by a low rumbling like thunder was heard shortly after the meteorite passed overhead. The meteorite was eventually found nearly a month later by Professor Kerr Grant who collected information from locals and then searched an area of radius 3 miles (5 km). The remains of the object were found about 2 feet (0.6 m) underground, in a crater about 2 feet (0.6 m) in diameter.
- "Karoonda Meteorite". District Council of Karoonda East Murray. 11 January 2005. Retrieved 15 January 2007.
- "Ball of Fire". The Advertiser. Adelaide, South Australia: National Library of Australia. 26 November 1930. p. 9. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
- "Locating Fireball". The News. Adelaide, South Australia: National Library of Australia. 3 December 1930. p. 5. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
- "The Karoonda meteorite". Bunyip. Gawler, South Australia: National Library of Australia. 26 December 1930. p. 8. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
- Karoonda meteorite fragments in the R.A. Langheinrich meteorite collection
- An article from the American Museum of Natural History on the meteorite
- Karoonda Meteorite webpage on Monument Australia website
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