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  1. My daily wake up includes a trip to spaceweather.com as well as here and news sites. Today they had a rather cool article and video or a meteor explosion in China I thought to transcribe here and share 🙂 Article from Spaceweather.com and link to video from their gallery *they have a lot of cool stuff there* : AN EXPLOSION OVER CHINA: Every night, the Chinese Meteor Monitoring Organization (CMMO) runs an automated camera in Shandong Province, monitoring meteor activity above the coast of the Yellow Sea. On Aug. 16th, it caught the brightest fireball in years. The night sky turned blu
  2. Rock 1: Tiny, Magnetic, no crust, visible metal.
  3. Even though this article is ~14 months old, I didn't find it on the site. There was a short BBC video posted back then which (pretty sure) is the same expedition. If I'm just reposting something that was previously linked then sorry.... https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/02/hunting-for-antarcticas-lost-meteorites/583564/
  4. Made it back out to gold basin today and managed to pick up a couple more little meteorites the largest at 10.4 grams and the smaller one is 5.3 grams. This other stone also gave a nice signal the crystals show better in the sun, I think is a basalt with olivine?
  5. These will blow your mind.... https://www.christies.com/features/A-collectors-guide-to-meteorites-8231-1.aspx?sc_lang=en https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/14/arts/meteorites-collectors-auction-christies.html?
  6. Some scientists now think there are the building blocks for life in meteorites. One block is protein. https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-claim-to-have-found-the-first-known-extraterrestrial-protein-in-a-meteorite
  7. do meteorites just land anywhere on the planet? or do they typically land in specific areas? For instance would Atlanta, Georgia USA have meteorites on the ground somewhere?
  8. I was bumming around Las Vegas today and wandered into the Gold and Silver pawn shop for a look around as the parking lot was open and there was no line to get in. Walking through the shop one of the display cases was filled with nature and science objects and a handful of small meteorites and two larger all iron nickel from the Argentina Campo Del Cielo meteor impact. They were asking $25 for the small ones that were between a nickel and quarter in diameter and $250 each for the large ones. I grabbed one of the large one and asked for a discount and after checking they would sell it for 20% l
  9. A story has surfaced about a meteorite found about 4 years ago in Maryborough. https://10daily.com.au/news/australia/a190716bcjmr/man-hunting-for-gold-finds-four-billion-year-old-meteorite-instead-20190717
  10. Does anyone have any tips for locating Location to hunt meteorites in West Texas with Metal Detector
  11. Perhaps not enough information, but how does it look to you? It's about 15mm in size. Thanks in advance
  12. https://www.tellerreport.com/news/2019-12-25---the-meteorite-that-fell-on-christmas-eve-.r1wJLAlJL.html https://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php?sea=Spain&sfor=places&ants=&nwas=&falls=&valids=&stype=contains&lrec=50&map=ge&browse=&country=All&srt=name&categ=All&mblist=All&rect=&phot=&strewn=&snew=0&pnt=Normal table&code=16715
  13. Hello all, My soon-to-be-fiancée and I are heading to Arizona in a few weeks. She's a Science teacher and loves ALL things space. I want to take her meteorite hunting but have NO clue where to start. For the folks whose ever been to Holbrook, I have a few questions: 1. Are there metal detector rental places nearby? We're flying in from Florida so I'd like to purchase/rent when we get there. 2. If we drive into Holbrook, are there maps telling you where to go hunt? I'll continue to look for GPS coordinates before I go. I've read folks talking about railroad tracks... 3. Are
  14. I went to Gold Basin with the IDEA of finding gold. That proved futile so I went back to a couple of places where I've found meteorites. I managed to eek out a couple (10g partial sunbaker and 2.7g from near the helicopter pad) before I headed home via Franconia on Thursday morning. This is the patina you expect on a sunbaker meteorite. I haven't cleaned it and I'll let this one stay with the little bit of dirt. I heard it but didn't see it before I scooped it. I also didn't have my camera with me to take a picture. I have not been in Franconia with the 7000 s
  15. I welcome! Found it on a pole in the grass. The smell of a burner. MD Signum 9x12 20 kHz. The ground was taken strongly to the minus for better detection of copper targets. Very weak short tone. Would be buried in the ground would not pay attention and would confuse with the signal from the ground. Equinox 800 does not regulate on it on any program. X- terra 705 does not respond to 18 kHz, 7.5 kHz, 3 kHz. Signum on 3 kHz and on 7.5 kHz does not react either. With respect.
  16. 😎 Got out detecting yesterday for the 1st time in many moons ! Had fantastic weather all day and dug some deep ones. Caught a 149 grammer at the end of the day. Totaled out over 200 grams 5 pieces. Used the 7 x 14 N.F. Advantage on the 4500 with Black Widows. My buddy nailed 4 and 2 nuggets to boot ! Hapy Huntn.
  17. Is there anyone still hunting for meteorites in this area? I'm in Roswell and spoke to Skip Wilson (famous meteorite hunter in Portales, NM), years ago. I just never found time to go look myself.
  18. Hi, you may already be talking about it, but I still put some photos two large meteorites discovered in France the first goes back to 2010 (Mont-Dieu) on an old impact site, in the forest who gave a few years ago a 435 kilos (1994) it is 364 kg / discovered by a prospector with a PI (siderite) and another discovery late 2018 again, on a known impact site (since 1968) it is the biggest piece discovered to date and the reccord of France 477 kg / contains 11% nickel discovery also with a PI with this piece of 477 kilos and all the others discovered since 1968 the impact
  19. Last weekend a couple of friends and I got out for a meteorite hunt to Franconia Arizona. I found 2 Chondrites weighing 29 and 98 grams. A few small H metal irons, a nice piece of rose colored Chalcedony, and a .50 casing with 43 date stamped. It got past 100, heat is already coming.... Dave
  20. Hello, Can anyone tell me if this is a meteorite? It is the first “possible” meteorite I have found, so excuse me if this sounds somewhat ignorant. I found it on the coast in DownEast, Maine. I did the only tests I know of, which are magnet and porcelain; it is magnetic and does not mark unglazed porcelain. It weighs 6.5 oz. Help. Thank you for your input!
  21. I targeted gold but didn't come back with any. When in Gold Basin you can also target other things. I went back to an area (actually several) where I had found meteorites and I got a couple. One is flattish and only weighs a half an ounce and the other one on the right is 1.5 ounces. These were found with the 7000. After I found them I experimented with settings for the Equinox on finding meteorites. Meteorites are like hot rocks and can resemble the ground. It was really not possible to hear them unless I was in gold mode. I went from slow to very fast. I went from all metal to r
  22. I found this strange rock at a South Florida beach today. This was pretty far away from the water, at a volleyball court. It was fairly deep in the sand, I would say a good 10 inches. It feels abnormally heavy, weighs 76 grams and a magnet does stick to it. Both my PI metal detector and Pro Find 35 pin pointer go nuts near this thing- the Pro Find 35 makes the ferrous metal sound. Does this look like something I should send out for verification?? With luck, this could help fund my future purchase of an Equinox 800... ?
  23. I have been using the GM1000 for maybe 20 hours, covered some (often difficult and shifting) ground and found what I normally would find, mostly trash, most interesting so far an old key. So far so good. It is not impossible that there might be some gold to find, but highly unlikely. I am trying to dig every clear signal. I am mainly out to find meteorites, and I am still unsure how not to overlook a possible meteorite. Very, very often I would get a clear signal with iron characteristic. When I remove the ground cover, it often slowly fades away. Not sure what that is. Sometimes I d
  24. I found an unusual item yesterday while metal detecting at the farm. It is egg shape and has the feel and appearance of metal, but doesn't sound off on the detector. It is a little over 2 inches long by about 1 inch across. It is heavily pitted with some crusting in some of the pits. Also there are small inclusions (visible with a loupe). Some of these inclusions are stony in appearance and a couple look similar to crystal quartz (extremely small). It seems very dense and heavy for its size and weighs 80 grams (2 3/4 oz.). The soil in the area has no natural stone or metals in the m
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