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The rock was found in Central Oman about 5 miles from the location of a documented lunar meteorite. It looked interesting enough to Randy Korolev at Washington University that he agreed to look at a piece of it.  Detailed analysis confirmed his initial impression when he saw the piece I sent - terrestrial 😂.

The big white thing is a whale skull.  My wife and I came across it while driving along a beach a few hundred miles south of Muscat, the Omani capital.  Would have looked great in our yard back in Muscat, but the darned thing must have weighed a lot - we couldn’t budge it.

Still, the yard looked OK without it.  Those were the days.

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Since I wasted everybody’s time reminiscing, here’s an offering.

Here’s a link to a Website on meteorites and detectors.  Some interesting stuff including posts by Jim Straight and Reg Sniff.

http://www.whiteriverprep.com/meteor/meteor.html

 

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Rick that looks like a predator skull 😉

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Dave, Dave, Dave ... I just saw this.

That is way out of the ordinary.  Great job.

How many days were you there?  I've been there and near the RR tracks a few times to no avail.  My finds are very small.

It just shows it takes a lot more than just location often times.

Mitchel

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7 hours ago, mn90403 said:

Dave, Dave, Dave ... I just saw this.

That is way out of the ordinary.  Great job.

How many days were you there?  I've been there and near the RR tracks a few times to no avail.  My finds are very small.

It just shows it takes a lot more than just location often times.

Mitchel

Hi Mitchel,

  Thank you !!!  Myself, Richard Garcia, and another buddy of mine Eric were there for 2 days. Its a hard area to hunt nowadays to get anything over a gram or two. I just got lucky, right place at right time kind of thing.

Dave

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Right  😉

What did they get?

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On 6/6/2018 at 6:44 PM, mn90403 said:

Right  😉

What did they get?

Richard got a nice 5 gram, and 2 gram piece, Eric got several 1 and 2 grams pieces. Mike (mikestang) and Robby went there 2 weeks before us, and got a nice 40 gram piece with other smaller ones also...

 

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Nice finds Dave! Best wishes for more to come.

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What were your 800 settings?  Were you in Gold mode?

Mitchel

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