Science: Target State

Last week Harvey Harlow Nininger, Colorado meteorite expert, revealed discovery of a 700-lb. aerolite by a farmer near Hugoton, Kans. Buried a yard deep in the ground, it was the most massive aerolite ever turned up in that State.* Mr. Nininger bought the ponderous stone on the spot, and the finder hoisted it into his trailer, started hauling it to Denver where Mr. Nininger is curator of meteorites at the Colorado Museum of Natural History.

From the rich soil of Kansas as many meteorites have been recovered as from Illinois, Oklahoma, Louisiana. Washington,...

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