If you'd seen the lengths the guys on the show went to, you'd understand my certainty. If the one that hit in your area was iron-based, all they'll need is metal-detectors, which is already standard equipment for them. Oh, and some hip-waders for the swampy area. Neither are deterrents for the True Believers. ;)
Oh I betcha the fragments *will* be found, because fresh out of space meteorites are worth HUGE money. There was even a show on the Discovery Science Channel a couple years ago, lasted for at least 2 seasons, called "Meteorite Men." It followed two guys who went all over the world investigating meteor known impact sites and searching for suspected ones. Depending on the type of meteor, the size, the condition (pristine, or not), and if it's brand new, they can be worth more than diamonds. And of course there's the increased value to science when they're new because then they can distinguish what conditions are space-caused, as there aren't yet many earth-caused ones. So glad you weren't hurt and didn't lose windows or the like!! I can see why you thought it might be an oxygen tank - I've seen footage of propane tanks going up - multiples at one time - and it is un-frikkin-believable!
I was lucky - our stool had a really long screw thread under it. But as it turns out - or not - our own desk chair is not wanting to cooperate, not smoothly enough to feel right. :( BUT... I can always just stare at the cool birthday gif ToolBee sent me - same effect! :D
Fang-Q!!! Bein dizzy iz akshully lots ub fun! No, really. I really enjoy spinning around and around on my desk chair. I've loved doing that since I was a kid and my folks had an adjustable height stool for their pump organ. You made it higher or lower by spinning the seat. Lovely thing, carved wood legs and glass ball feet grasped by bronze eagle talons. And FUN!!!