The Melrose meteorite, which was first recognized by the writer in February, 1933, evidently represents a very old fall. The 68½ lbs. (31 kgs.) stone which constitutes so far as known, the principal mass of the fall, had been encountered by the plow each season for a number of years. Finally it was hauled away to a ditch and later sought out to be used as a weight on one of the farm implements where it was doing service when its true nature became known.

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