Fast Facts about the Bruderheim Meteorite

  • It fell at 1:06 a.m. on March 4th, 1960
  • Nearly 700 meteorite fragments were found with a total weight of over 660 pounds, making it the largest recovered meteorite fall in Canadian history
  • It is a ‘stony’ meteorite of the ‘chondrite’ variety, formed at the birth of our solar system more than 4.5 billion years ago
  • It is composed primarily of the minerals Olivine and Hypersthene with a mix of iron and nickel
  • Fragments struck the ground almost vertically at terminal velocity, approximately 320 kilometers per hour at impact
  • The largest fragment found weighed 66 pounds