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Homestead

Homestead is an L5 ordinary chondrite that fell February 12th, 1875 in Iowa County, Iowa. This meteorite was preceded by a bright fireball that was visible across the American Midwest, and fell in a shower of stones over several miles. Over 225kg of this meteorite have been recovered.

Early synonyms for Homestead include “Amana” and “Iowa County”. For more information on historic Iowa meteorites, please visit the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.