How Oregon's Great Meteorite Mystery was Solved
Peter Dibble Peter Dibble
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 Published On Jun 17, 2022

In 1856, a massive meteorite was discovered in Oregon's coastal mountains... and then disappeared without a trace. This documentary tells the full story of the infamous Port Orford Meteorite, and its fascinating geological investigation that spanned 130 years.

0:00 - Intro
3:06 - Early Search Efforts
8:36 - Raising Doubts
15:24 - Analyzing Evans
21:36 - Identifying the Meteorite

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