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    • By mn90403
      Christie's had an auction for meteorites.  I read the results and the prices obtained were WAY over the estimates.
      You can also use these pictures as good meteorite ID photos in case you are wondering 'Do I have a meteorite.'
       
      https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/deep-impact-martian-lunar-other-rare-meteorites/lots/2006
    • By mn90403
      If you saw a meteor fall from the sky how would you find the meteorite?  
      There are many cameras looking at the sky.  A calculation can be made and give an estimate where the strike would happen.  This would be the beginning of the trail and then eye witnesses would assist.  This is what happened with this iron meteorite in Sweden.
      https://www.thelocal.se/20210223/meteorite-hunters-find-swedens-first-ever-new-fallen-iron-metoerite 
    • By mn90403
      This is a really great paper describing how you can use the latest technology (AI) and algorithms to locate meteorites.  Now just imagine what else you can find if you have the time and knowledge.  There are a few here on this forum who will be enlightened by this article but certainly not surprised.  It is just a matter of time that we process massive amounts of data quickly.
      https://arxiv.org/pdf/2009.13852.pdf 
    • By Lunk
      Looking to get my annual meteorite fix, I recently embarked on a 3-day detecting trip to the famous Franconia meteorite strewn field in the beautiful Mohave desert of sunny Arizona. I arrived at my destination late afternoon and set up camp, which basically just consisted of parking my truck. Following a typical gorgeous desert sunset, the stillness of the night under the sky's star-filled canopy lent itself to the other-worldly ambience of camping in the midst of rocks from space.
      The following morning found me hiking into the heart of the strewn field, swinging the mighty Zed across a seemingly endless landscape of ridges and washes infested with basalt hot rocks. Undeterred after an half-hour with no targets, I finally received a signal at the base of a ridge that turned out to be a small 4 gram stony meteorite fragment. Slowly working my way upslope proved unsuccessful; that is until I topped the ridge and began hunting the wide, nearly level surface that stretched out before me. As I was skirting around a creosote bush with the detector coil, the GPZ 7000 sounded off with a sharp response. Pinpointing with the edge of the search coil revealed a sizable meteorite looking up at me - a sweet 68 gram beauty!



      Careful grid searching of the area soon produced another nice stone, this one weighing in at a hefty 53 grams. A few small irons were also unearthed, rounding out a perfect day in the strewn field.

      Detecting the surrounding area during the next two days netted a nice 13 gram stone, several irons, including a spectacular 8 gram piece (my second largest from Franconia), and numerous small stones and fragments.


      As always, a thoroughly enjoyable and productive Franconia trip. The total take is pictured below, with 156 grams of stony meteorites (above scale cube} and 14 grams of irons.

    • By mn90403
      Here is a meteorite with a great write up and pictures that I bet will expand your meteorite visual knowledge.
      http://www.tucsonmeteorites.com/mpodmain.asp?DD=02/02/2021 
    • By mn90403
      If you want to look at a daily picture of a meteorite subscribe to this list.
       
      http://www.tucsonmeteorites.com/mpodmain.asp?DD=01/03/2021 
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