Find / Fall: Fall - July 6, 1924
Location: Colorado, USA
Total Known Weight: 40.3 kg
The Johnstown Meteorite was observed to fall at 4:20 in the afternoon of July, 6 1924. The area of Johnstown, Colorado was shocked by four explosions followed by a rain of meteorite stones. Twenty-seven meteorites were recovered with a total weight of approximately 40.3 kilograms. The Johnstown meteorite is a member of the diogenite class of achondrite meteorites. The class name says it all. It has a large portion of its makeup as the mineral diogenite. It is the D of the HED family of achondrites that may come from the asteroid Vesta. Johnstown is a very attractive meteorite loaded with beautiful yellow-green crystals. Rarely seen for sale, this is another great meteorite to acquire when it is available.