whitecourt meteor that hit east of town 1100 years ago
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Whitecourt crater is a meteorite impact crater in central Alberta, Canada. It is located approximately 10 km (6.2 mi) southeast of the Town of Whitecourt within Woodlands County. The crater was found by Sonny Stevens, a resident of Whitecourt, on July 3, 2007. Stevens was hunting in the area, and later found the first fragments of the meteorite while metal detecting on the crater rim. The meteoritic nature of the fragments, and thus the authenticity of the crater, was confirmed by Dr. Chris Herd, professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alberta. The area has been placed within a 200-metre by 200-metre protected zone, within which collecting is prohibited and subject to a $50,000 fine or one year in jail. However, the vast majority of fragments have been found on Crown land beyond the protected area.
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