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  1. Please share this video where it might be wathed by interested communities. Thanks!
  2. I'm just a copper member. I hold the camera and edit the film. I was amazed to be at the actual discovery site of the Old Woman Meteorite. Enjoy the film!
  3. Research Expedition Project & Documentary (Meteorite strike) “Mysteries of Lucky Nugget” An expedition into the past A story about the Old Woman Meteorite and the spirit of discovery. The long awaited release of the Lucky Nugget documentary is here! This story and filming was over a year in the making by the volunteers at Land Ops What’s it about? In 1976 two prospectors discovered a national treasure. It was the second largest meteorite to be found in the United States and they named it Lucky Nugget, but their claim and the name would not prevail. It was later officially named Old Woman Meteorite after the mountain range where it was discovered. The two prospectors who found it were searching for the lost arch gold mine. Their search yielded a much greater discovery and yet they received no reward or finders fee. What’s so unusual about this discovery? There are a handful of mysteries that surround this meteorite discovery which we bring to light in this short 30 minute documentary. 1. Why was there no reward issued? 2. What were the odds of this discovery? 3. How did something so large (6070 pounds) leave no impact crater? 4. How did it end up where it was found? 5. Why was the documentation so poorly recorded? 6. Why was extra fencing installed at the access road? Land Ops, conducts a research expedition to a remote area and films the documentary that brings these questions to the light for further examination. Off road support vehicles ,mobile amateur radio systems and a small team of dedicated hikers conduct this research project and film the documentary.
  4. FYI: We're telling this story from the perspective of "Lucky Nugget" (the name on the placer mine claim) because we feel it captures the wonder, amazement and thrill of the discovery that was somehow lost in the story of the "Old Woman Meteorite" with all the controversy. It's the same meteorite, but with the aim telling the story along with the spirit of discovery that seemed to get lost in the official accounts. We're not advocating in any way that the name should be anything different that what it is.
  5. Hi All Nugget Shooters, Chris Doering here. I'm a ham radio operator KI6QBM. Fernando Ramirez KJ6YOS convinced me to hike to the area where the Old Woman Meteorite was supposed to have been lifted from. When I first heard the story about the Old Woman Meteorite I would have thought that the second largest meteorite to be found in the U.S. would have been more meticulously documented. All the coords posted were wrong by some degree. I think Wikipedia was one of the furthest off... And...It did not help that all the historical photos available are all actually backwards. Anyways we found the exact resting spot of the meteorite and our club is planning to release an up-to-date documentary. We hope you'll enjoy what's coming! Documentary trailer here:
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