Minn. Couple Finds 33-Pound Meteorite in Corn Field

Updated: 06/19/2013 7:48 AM KSTP.com By: Tim Sherno



An Arlington, Minn., couple discovered a strange rock in one of their corn fields.

Bruce Lilienthal says he was removing rocks when he discovered the large flat object. "It was just party sticking out of the ground," he said. "I picked it up and noticed it was a lot heavier than what it looked."

The Lilienthals say they had some time to research the strange stone and discovered that the object was probably not a stone but a meteorite instead.

A representative from the University of Minnesota drove out to the farm to verify that the rock is a meteorite.

The expert informed the Lilienthals that there was one found about three miles away from their farm 120 years ago.

There's no way of knowing when the meteorite the Lilienthals found made landfall.

The meteorite weighs in at 33 pounds.