35 gram piece of the Sutter's Mill Meteor Found
Dawn Hodson, Democrat, May 11, 2012The Coloma-Lotus area seems to be a very lucky place for all kinds of treasure hunters.
For Mitch Carey of Shingle Springs, it came by accident when he was thinning out the poison oak on his property in Lotus last Saturday. He looked down and noticed what looked like a piece of charcoal. After checking it out, he learned he had stumbled on a 35.1 gram piece of the Sutter's Mill Meteor.
Carey sent a picture of his find to Dr. Peter Jenniskens at the SETI Institute. It was ...