Posted on Mar 26, 2011
Deip River, South Africa, *1906
Diep River fell in Western Cape in South Africa, knocking a hole through a farm roof in the process. A small stone weighing only 1,000g was recovered. This nice part slice weighs 0.51g
In 1966, when I was 6 years old, we moved to the Hermitage Farm in Diep River, and rented a part of the farmhouse, which had been subdivided. In another part of the subdivided farmhouse lived ‘Oubaas’(Old Boss) Van Ryn, the owner of the farm and a man then in his late seventies. I was an inquisitive youngster, and this is probably what made him ask if I would like to see where “the stone from the sky” hit the farmhouse. I remember that it was on another extention to the farmhouse, which he said had been part of the stables. Moreover, the roof had been repaired so there was actually nothing to see. I subsequently found out that a meteorite had struck the farm on November 4, 1906, and that ‘Oubaas’ had been a witness to the event. I am so sorry now that I didn’t ask him more questions but, after all, I was 6 years old!
Very interesting site.
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