Sutter's Mill Meteorite Fall

On April 22, 2012, a bright fireball (bolide) was seen over parts of California and Nevada at approx. 7:51am (PDT). This fireball heralded the arrival of a mini-van sized space rock which entered the Earth's upper atmosphere over Sutter's Mill California and dropped meteorites across streets and backyards. These meteorites are now being found by professional hunters, landowners, and scientists. Listed below are the specimens that have been found and reported. There are likely more stones that have been found but not reported, so this list is not definitive. I will update this list as new information becomes available. If you know of a specimen that was found and is not on this list, please contact me via email.

List of known meteorite finds: official find number, finder name (if known), specimen size. (official reported stones first)

SM1 - Robert Ward - two specimens weighing 5.55g and 1.7g each (total 7.25g) SM2 - Peter Jenniskens - fragments from crushed (by a car) stone totalling 4g SM3 - Brien Cook - 5g stone SM4 - Brenda Salveson -16g oriented heat-shield with broken piece, total weight 17g  SM6 - Patrick Murphy - 2.42g specimen SM7 - Jerry Moorman - 5.97g stone with "oriented feature" SM8 - Susan Monroe - 19.1g specimen SM9 - Eric Bowker - 6.3g specimen SM10 - Loraine Logan - 6.2g piece SM11 - Tania McAllister - 14.48g specimen SM12 - Moni Waiblinger - 17.5g specimen  SM13 - Marcos and Jennifer - 18.87g specimen SM14 - Suzie Matin - broken stone, 10.3g and 1.4g (12.5g total) (HAMMER - struck garage) SM15 - Mike and Julie Steward - 11.3g SM16 - Jim Plimpton and son Bailey - broken stone, two pieces, 11g and 4g (15g total) SM17 - Greg and Abriela Jorgensen - 7.20g specimen SM18 - Greg Jorgensen - 5.4g specimen SM19 - Alice Butler - 9.98g specimen SM20 - Richard Garcia - 1.13g specimen SM21 - Bob Pederson - 1g specimen SM22 - Paul Gessler - .55g fragment SM23 - Vickie Ly - 1.6g specimen SM24 - Barbara Broide and Ryan Turner - 2.10g specimen SM25 - Jason Utas - 7.3g specimen SM26 - Jason Utas and Michelle Myers - 3.5g specimen SM27 - Mitch Carey - 35.1g whole stone SM28 - Madeleine Hogue and Dinesh Krishnamurthy - 4.7g specimen SM29 - Joan Johnson - 11.8g specimen SM30 - Joyce Matin and Mark Dayton - 3.53g specimen SM31 - Mark Dayton - 5.9g whole stone SM32 - Doug Klotz - 9.6g specimen SM33 - Connie Nelson - 8.5g specimen SM34 - Adam Hamlin - 1.63g specimen SM35 - Robert Ward - .09g whole specimen SM36 - Mike Shaw - 22.6g whole stone (the "The Lotus Heart Stone") SM37 - Mike Miller - 2.8g specimen SM38 - Stanley Wall - 7g SM39 - Mike Miller - 2.5g specimen SM40 - Mike Hankey, Larry Adkins, Keith Mueller - 17.7g stone SM41 - David Johnson - 9.3g stone with small break on one end SM42 - Mendy Ouzillou - 1.6g specimen SM43 - Sandy Vanderpol - 4.3g specimen SM44 - Dennis and Karen Kelleher - 5.46g specimen SM45 - Alex Wolfgram - 2.9g specimen SM46 - Rebecca G Stuart - 2.4g specimen SM47 - Teal Triolo - 10.1g specimen SM48 - Kelly Heavin - 5.1g specimen SM49 - Mike Miller - 5.9g specimen SM50 - Robert Ward - 42.4g specimen  SM51 - Rick Patrinellis - 12.32g specimen SM52 - Peter Utas - 12.4g specimen SM53 - Jeffrey A Grant - 205.2g whole stone (largest known find or "main mass") SM54 - Shane Skogberg - 20.2g specimen SM55 - Keith Jenkerson - 20.6g half-stone SM56 - Bob Willis - 7.6g specimen SM57 - Rick Nelson, Connie Nelson, Sandy Cox, Steve Cox - 2.8g specimen SM58 - Sandy Cox, Steve Cox, Connie Nelson, Rick Nelson - 1.3g specimen SM59 - Sandy Cox, Steve Cox, Connie Nelson, Rick Nelson - 1.5g specimen SM60 - Rick Nelson, Connie Nelson, Sandy Cox, Steve Cox - 4.5g specimen SM61 - Rick Nelson, Connie Nelson, Sandy Cox, Steve Cox - 3.4g specimen SM62 - Sandy Cox, Steve Cox, Connie Nelson, Rick Nelson - 1.8g specimen SM63 - Dana Jenkerson - 8.3g specimen SM64 - Keith Jenkerson - 21.47g specimen (22.3g on Jenniskens' page) SM65 - Philip Deriemer - 11.6g specimen SM66 - Keith Jenkerson - 25.2g specimen SM67 - Beverly Girten - .35g specimen SM68 - Connie Nelson, Rick Nelson, Sandy Cox, Steve Cox - 1g specimen SM69 - Dan and Katrina Siders - 27.5g specimen SM70 - Glenn Arsenault - 27g specimen SM71 - Roy Karen - 6.2g specimen SM72 - Keith Jenkerson - 24.3g oriented shield SM73 - Noel and Aidan Robinson - 8.1g specimen SM74 - Joel Kaderka - 21.6g specimen SM75 - Miquel Leon Contreras - 6.85g specimen SM76 - Sonny Clary - 8.10g specimen SM77 - Jason Utas and Friends - 13.5g specimen SM78 - Jason Utas and Friends - 14.5g specimen SM79 - Luka Bogdanovich - 9.3g specimen

Unknown (crushed by bus) - numerous fragments total 18g Mark Dayton - 2.4g specimen Dave - oriented stone - 5.2g River Townsend - .5g specimen Robert Clark - 1g specimen Jim Baxter - .5g fragment (part of the Matin hammer-stone) Joan Johnson - 11.8g complete stone Dave Gheesling - 2 small fragments, .07g and .039g Anonymous finder - 2.76g specimen TKW is now approx. : 1001.8 grams (not including unknown or unverified finds) Total number of finds (specimens) listed above : 91 Unverified finds, finds without weights or no finder info (not included in TKW above) : Approximately 5-6 fragments of the Matin hammer-stone, each SM5 - William Feek - 2.38g specimen (meteorwrong - not a meteorite) Anonymous finder - 8g stone, broken in half

Peter Jenniskens' official NASA/SETI webpage of find data - Official Meteoritical Bulletin database entry - Sutter's Mill Carbonaceous Chondrite Notes : If you are a finder named above and you would rather remain anonymous, contact me via email and I will list your find on this webpage as "anonymous finder". To officially report your stone, please contact Dr. Peter Jenniskens at NASA - This list was last updated on - May 22, 2014.