Fireball Events

The Tagish Lake Fireball and Meteorite [18-Jan-2000]

Meteorite Recovery


On January 25 near dusk, a local resident, Jim Brook (below), found meteorites on the snow covered ice of Taku Arm of Tagish Lake while driving home.  He returned the next day to collect several dozen meteorites in total.  The meteorites represent a particularly fragile variety of carbonaceous chondrites (1, 2). The meteorites were collected without skin contact and have been kept subsequently frozen.  During the spring melt, ~500 additional meteorites were recovered from a strew field ~16 km long and ~5 km wide oriented at ~150°.  For a detailed map of the recovery area click here.

Recovery photos.

Jim Brook