Carbonaceous chondrite
Robert Ward found this piece of the meteor 
near Coloma Calif., close to Sutters Mill where the Calif gold rush began.
NASA says the meteror was about the size of a mini van.




All dogs agree its good to go for a morning walk....

Lisa Warren in Reno was walking her dogs Sunday morning and caught this image of the Meteor .

According to an article in our local paper The Tahoe Daily Tribune Dan Ruby , the associate director of the 
Fleishchmann Planetarium in Reno, says that
scientists estimate the meteor broke up 5 - 10 miles above the Sierra and was likely just '' a little bigger than a washing machine.''

Several witnesses reported seeing the meteor land just over the next ridge, but the object explored somewhere over Tuolumne County.




A meteorite that exploded as a fireball over California’s Sierra Nevada foothills April 22 and heard throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin was among the fastest, rarest meteorites known to have hit the Earth, and it traveled a highly eccentric orbital route to get here.
An international team of scientists presents these and other findings in a study published Friday, Dec. 21, in the journal Science. The 70-member team included nine researchers from UC Davis, along with scientists from the SETI Institute, NASA and other institutions.


This came from Souththaoenow.com





Heave ho

This is the attachment for my hoist to move the sections of my L@L kiln.


I lay a towel on the section to be lifted between the brick and the lifter to avoid damaging the soft brick.


I had to add extra handles to accommodate the extra hooks on the lifter as the kiln only comes with 2 handles per section. 


The hooks almost fall right into place when the assembly is lowered into place .
This system works like a dream.
The contrast between what I came up with on my own and what I have now with the help of someone who knows what they are doing is sort of embarrassing.