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  1. That was a great find Jason...The ride we took on Sunday was almost as exhilarating!
  2. Butterfield Trail

    I found several references that indicate that between Los Angeles and and Fort Smith, Arkansas they used Celebrity wagons instead of the Concord Stage coaches. Through the same area the used wild mustangs and mules to pull the wagons. https://butterfieldoverlandstage.com/2015/06/23/the-first-running-of-the-stage/ Found a bunch of old nails too...
  3. Butterfield Trail

    I had read that the Butterfield Company used mules to pull their coaches. When the Mormon Battalion marched through there in the 1840s they too used mules for their supplies.
  4. Butterfield Trail

    This was the only piece my detector picked up. Near where I found this there was an old and really worn broken horse shoe on the surface. I wonder if a farrier would have used it to clean up a hoof?
  5. Butterfield Trail

    darn OT...You might be right. That little notch would be perfect for grabbing cactus quills out of humans and animals. I think the Americans started using the the trail in the 1840s but the Spanish/Mexicans/Indians may have used this route even earlier.
  6. I went out metal detecting on the Butterfield Overland Trail near the Mormon Battalion Camp in Arizona. Found this old tool right on the trail about 6 inches below the surface. Anybody have an idea of what this may have been used for? The one end is hammered flat with a little slit cut in the middle.
  7. This is a great website. Everything you ever wanted to know about every classification of meteorite....All in one spot! Enjoy http://www.meteoritestudies.com/
  8. GB finds

    Nice work!
  9. Latest Video, sort of...

    Yes! The meteorites will make a sharper zip on the GB2. Just takes a while to get use to.
  10. Another Franconia find

    Congrats....Another great find.
  11. I was given the opportunity to hang out with some pretty cool people over the weekend. I was fortunate enough to be invited to a military veteran meteorite hunt at Stewart Valley. Thank you so much to Dolan Dave, Jim Wooddell, Roy Miller and Bob Verish for sharing your experience with all the new comers to meteorite hunting. I was thrilled to be with you guys and to find three small H6 meteorites. Granger Legacy cooked up some outstanding meals too! Great trip with some wonderful people!
  12. Meteors can cause fire

    Attached is a youtube link to a documentary by Naked Science about meteorites. In the documentary PhD Michael Zolensky from NASA's Johnson Space Center actually talks about people claiming that meteorites had started fires. If you do not want to watch the entire documentary (it's very interesting) you can forward to 33:30. Zolensky is talking about the Tagish Lake Meteorite.
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