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.

Chapters:
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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Music:
“The Appalachian Trail” by Hunter Quinn
https://open.spotify.com/track/1WYSzWGFN5r7vs0j1bDf3y?si=da8189893d744df6

“Wish You Were There” by Golden Age Radio
https://open.spotify.com/track/1hBQ67g76ttDxP0IZwEX4p?si=45d6c904363c4387

“Parkside Lane” by Oakwood Station
https://open.spotify.com/track/1bpe8UhxG2hkSUkjxWjxh1?si=6ba20903a2934e02

“Thoughts Revoked” by Kikoru
https://open.spotify.com/track/0s5ycTOMITIEPmcLwrLRYU?si=c690100230114a1d

“Are We the Same” by Kikoru
https://open.spotify.com/track/3tueungnRoiN6OzzXXwNP0?si=70d6ec970d354cb8

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Scientific Reports

Overview by J. Hugh Pruett (1950)
https://archive.org/details/sim_popular-astronomy_1950-10_58_8/page/402/mode/2up

Critical analysis by Edward Henderson & Hollis Dole (1964)
https://www.oregongeology.org/pubs/og/OBv26all.pdf

Historical investigation by Howard Plotkin and geological analysis by Vagn Buchwald & Roy Clarke (1993)
https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/818

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