Pictured is a 15 gram meteorite fragment I came across while detecting for gold nuggets in the Arizona desert today, in an area with no recorded meteorite falls. The stone is from a relatively recent fall; the primary and secondary fusion crusts are still quite black and unoxidized. Now the real fun begins: searching for more fragments!
Searching a new spot in the sunny Arizona desert this morning netted 3 small nuggets. While aimlessly swinging the mighty Zed back to the truck for lunch, a faint signal stopped me cold; what at first glance appeared to be a small magnetite hot rock turned out to actually be a meteorite fragment. After lunch, the Zed went to bed and out came the Gold Monster. While searching for more fragments, the GM 1000 signaled with a strong non-ferrous target response that turned out to be another small gold nugget. All in all, a fantastic day.
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Heard the news lately? Today a fireball exploded over SE Michigan and registered a 2.0 earthquake.
Now, since we know the rock exploded, how to find the meteorites on the ground ,if they made it that far?
I always heard that when the meteorite light goes out, the rock can still be 5 miles high?
So, how would you trace it to where the rocks fell to earth exactly?
It was seen in 6 states and Canada.
A Jeweler I know wanted a piece of Gold Basin meteorite to play around with. I rough-polished an end piece and some slabs for him to look at...he picked aan interesting end piece to set with gold and diamonds...I think it is very nice and pretty....
2812 Fletcher Parkway
El Cajon, CA 92020
www.diamondsltd.com I have no financial interest in the piece nor the company....