Meteorite Discovery Locations
Raw file: Meteorite Discovery Locations.csv (109.14 KB)
Includes 1429 locations in the following areas:
- United States: , AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
- Canada: , AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NT, NU, ON, QC, SK, YT
- some may be in: MEX, NH (near a border)
96 location(s) outside USA/Canada
Meteorites are meteors or “shooting stars” that actually reach the surface of the Earth. Many of them are left over remnants from the formation of our solar system and are older than 4.3 Billion years old. When discovered, they are typically named after the nearest town or geologic feature.
This CSV is adapted from the search results of the Meteoritical Bulletin Database, located at: http://tin.er.usgs.gov/meteor/index.php
and contains over 1500 locations where meteorites have been discovered in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Some of these results did not have a longitude and latitude value and were removed. A number of others have only one or two decimal place precision in the positions, but these were retained in this file.
When displaying information about meteorites you will see the name of the meteorite, the location (State or Province) the year it was discovered or fell and the weight of the meteorite.
While there is no guarantee that more meteorites can be found at these locations by those who know what they are looking for, there is always the possibility that more may be waiting for discovery.
BTW, if you do find what you think is a meteorite, be sure to record the location of the rock when you found it… A portable GPSr is perfect for this!
To help determine if what you has is a meteorite, or more importantly NOT a meteorite, please visit this page
“What to do if you find or have found a meteorite”
A photo-gallery of "Meteor-wrongs" to help ID objects that are not meteorites:
This file was created with POIEdit and works on my Nuvi 260