Coch y Bîg Meteorite
The first recorded meteorite fall in Wales happened near Pontllyfni in Gwynedd.
It was just before midday on 14 April 1931 when the
ground shook, and the people of the Nantlle Valley
and the Llŷn peninsula heard a loud rumble.
Many thought they were experiencing an earthquake. A short time later, a meteorite
was found within 50 yards of Coch y Bîg farmhouse.
Newspaper reports the
following day told of the 5oz meteorite making a hole
eight or nine inches deep in very hard ground, adding
that the tenant farmer, John Lloyd Jones, was no more
than 10 paces from the spot when it came down.
Lloyd Jones and the Coch y Bîg Meteorite which fell 10 paces from where he stood.