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Mikestang last won the day on June 6 2017

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  1. Not too sure that's a meteorite... does it have a window showing the interior? Did it come with any sort of documentation?
  2. Mikestang


    I don't think anyone has ever been able to get a reply from the various property owners in the area. There are a few occupied dwellings within the strewn field, and the consensus is to give them a wide berth and not disturb their privacy. Obviously the railroad R/W is off-limits and a no-no to trespass on, but there are two legal ways to cross at each end of the strewn field. I've never heard of anyone being run off.
  3. A statistic that helps describe how rare meteorites are that everyone can understand and really helps drive it home to kids: Meteorites are more rare (by weight) on Earth than gold or diamonds. Keep on encouraging him!
  4. Mikestang


    Nice, Dave!
  5. Mikestang


    Sorry, we cleaned the place up a few weeks earlier. 😛 Glad y'all made finds!
  6. Mikestang

    Possible meteorite pieces?

    Looks like a terrestrial ore.
  7. Mikestang

    Please help me to ID

    Looks man-made.
  8. Mikestang

    meteorite find or just a rock

    As to how it got there, who could say? There's no way to answer that. As to what it is, I would ask a geologist, they could probably help you with that one. There are several rock ID flow charts and things online where you answer yes/no questions and after about 20 of them it tells you what you might have.
  9. Mikestang

    meteorite find or just a rock

  10. Mikestang

    meteorite find or just a rock

    I do not see anything in the photos to indicate that it is a meteorite.
  11. Mikestang

    Holbrook spring hunt

    Thanks, everyone! Had much better luck than my last visit in December of 2016. It's interesting to notice the difference in ground texture winter vs. spring, and I attribute that difference to the more successful hunt.
  12. Mikestang

    ID Please

    Agree, looks like an iro ore.
  13. Holbrook A weekend hunting Holbrook with Robby and his brother. Robby and Ryan atop a dune, deciding where to look next. My first find of the weekend, a small fragment. Complete Holbrook individual in-situ. It pays to poke everything with a magnet, sometimes they turn out to be meteorites... 2.9g individual in-situ The cattle that graze in the area often extrude meteorites from the mud with their hooves; this fragment was perched waiting to be found. A Holbrook "pea" in-situ. A weathered fragment. We were walking back to the truck along the road that parallels the train tracks for an afternoon break. The areas near the train tracks are littered with lava rocks and imported rock fill for the track bed but that doesn't stop meteorite hunters from wishing that one of them was a meteorite. I was about 50' behind Robby and his brother as they reached the truck and I had been absent mindedly poking every rock along my way. I wasn't paying too much attention when one of them stuck, I figured it was just a lava rock due to it's size as most Holbrook meteorite finds now days are less than 5g. After about 15 seconds of staring in disbelief I realized I had just found a relatively large Holbrook meteorite. I called Robby and Ryan over and they pointed out their footprints that weren't two feet away from the find. Robby broke out his scale and we weighed it right away - 45.2g! This is the 3rd largest meteorite I have personally seen come out of this strewn field (the other 2 were found on the 2011 99th anniversary hunt). How many people had walked past this meteorite over the years without noticing it? Thanks, Holbrook! See you again soon!
  14. Well done, Jason! I'm still trying to get back out there before "summer".
  15. Mikestang

    Is This A Space Rock?

    Juice - it looks like hematite to me, did it leave a red streak when you filed the window?