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First Recorded Meteorite Fall In Phoenix " Valley " Area

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"This is only the fifth fall in Arizona and the first one in the Valley," said Arizona State University professor Laurence Garvie, curator of the Center for Meteorite Studies.

"He is asking anyone within two miles of Deer Valley Road and 75th Avenue in Glendale to look for black rocks in their yard that weren't there before."

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The find is cool. I bet they are overwhelmed with black rocks that were ignored (not noticed) before...

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Does Laurence Garvie or others have any initial thoughts on type and origin? 

 

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Ouch! The sky is falling. What detector would be best for meteorites?

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any dedicated nugget hunting machine should work... Coin hunting machine MIGHT work on larger pieces.

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On 10/5/2018 at 4:14 AM, rled2005 said:

Ouch! The sky is falling. What detector would be best for meteorites?

 

On 10/5/2018 at 10:15 AM, fredmason said:

any dedicated nugget hunting machine should work... Coin hunting machine MIGHT work on larger pieces.

fred

I just tested a 7.3 gram Sikhote-Alin meteorite on the Equinox. It's about the size of a nickle.

It hits just like a coin in Park2 but with a -6 TID, hits really good in Gold2.

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Yes, I am sure an iron of that size would be detected...

I should have been more clear-any nugget-hunting machine should find ordinary chrondrites.

Irons and stoney-irons should be even easier to detect.

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