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Gold Rush on For Meteorites!

Speaking of gold rushes, we’re having our own in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California right now. No, it’s not about gold, even though this was the location of the original California gold rush of 1849. No, this one is about meteorites. Say what? Here’s a story about the mom who found a tablespoon sized [...]
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