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Everything posted by Regmaglitch

  1. Coyote Dry Lake

    Nice finds guys. Ben
  2. 2005 Rokon Trail-Breaker

    I can’t believe you’re going to to sell it after all those great videos you made. Unless of course, you are going to get a new Rokon Moto Tractor........
  3. Need help with a possible meteorite

    Refining slag.
  4. scatterguns

    All sold?
  5. 2005 Rokon Trail-Breaker

    Are you getting a quad to replace your mule?
  6. FS-Whites Gmt with dvd

    Thanks, Mike!
  7. FS-Whites Gmt with dvd

    Hey Mike, I would like to take a look at it. I'm in Phoenix. Ben
  8. tool suggestions

    Hi Fred, We are doing well. I hope all is good with you and yours. Due to work obligations, we could not be there this Anniversary weekend. None the less, we've been out hunting recently. Ben
  9. tool suggestions

    Rocky, The fastest tool for making a window in a meteorite, is also the one that never gets dull, and is the cheapest. It is a QEP Sharpening Stone in stock at any Home Depot in the tool section, for $4.97 plus tax. It has a coarse side and a fine side. It makes a window very quickly, and best of all, it doesn't rust, and if you lose it out in the boonies, you're only out five bucks. Check it out. Ben
  10. Yay or Nay

    Hi Rocky, The stone does not look like a meteorite to me. I don't see any metal blebs, chondrules, regmaglypts, or fusion crust. To be sure, you should make a "window" into the stone with a sharpening stone, diamond file, or sand paper if you're patient. That will give you a good look into the interior. Good Hunting, Ben
  11. meteorite mistake purchase.

    It looks like a lump of common hematite. Ben
  12. Hello fellow hunters

    Hi Nate, We set a record for Friday here in Phoenix at 118 degrees, so our hunting has been just a tad subdued. I am bringing a sweater to look at ice cream in the frozen foods section of the grocery store, so, anything less than 90 degrees seems cold. I hope all is good with you. Stay hydrated, Ben
  13. Some Rites Today

    Awesome finds!
  14. Red Dry Lake day hunt

    Hi Mike, Awesome finds. I love pieces that fit together! Homefire, Check out "Alkali Flat" in the Meteoritical Bulletin Database. Ben
  15. Strange rock or meteorite

    Hi Metworks, The rounded shapes in your fourth photo, don't look like chondrules to me. Chondrules are noticeably spherical. Nice breccia. Ben
  16. Anyone see the Meteor last night around 9:36?

    Hi Relichunter, Wish I had seen it. Can you post the video for us to watch? Thanks, Ben
  17. Hey Jason, Good eye! Hope to see you at Franconia or Gold Basin when it gets a little cooler. Ben
  18. A fine example of slag. Ben
  19. suspect meteorite

    Hey Chris, Fred is right, you need to cut, grind or sand deeper into the suspect rock, to get a better look inside. Also, you'll get a better photo, with natural colors if you photograph in sunlight, and don't photograph a specimen when it's wet. give it a shot. Good Hunting, Ben
  20. Don't know a thing....

    Hey Guys, Nickel content is not enough........Back in the 1990's, I took some iron pieces (with no man-made surfaces) to John Gwilliam, a local meteorite expert. They had been found on a small ridge top at 6880 foot elevation, rusty, buried, and on the bedrock. He was very excited, and took a few home with him to test for nickel. They were positive to a nickel test, so he had me take them to ASU (Dr. Moore) . They did not look like Glorietas, but more like Canyon Diablos. Unfortunately, they came back as terrestrial iron, with the proviso that they were some sort of shrapnel. No matter how remote the location, man has left stuff behind for our metal detectors to find. Yes, it is always possible to find real irons out there, but identifying them may not always be easy. If there are enough indications, you'll want to take it to a lab anyway. But don't get your hopes up. Good Hunting, Ben
  21. Heading to Holbrook

    Hey Peakbager, Good hunting. I wish I could be there on that weekend, but I have obligations. Erik and I will be there on the next weekend, the 24th & 25th with the rest of the guys. I hope you leave something for us to find. Good Luck, Ben
  22. Hey John, It is always a pleasure to see you post on this forum! I'm interested in anything you have to say. How have you been? Have you done any hunting before the hot weather set in? Ben
  23. Meteorite?

    Hi Munroney, To me, it looks like hematite. I have found a lot of it over the years. Not good when looking for meteorites, but there was a spot in Yavapai County where I used to look for it, because I knew that the hematite from this particular source, carried gold with it. A 2 pound coffee can full of the material would on average, pan out 1 to 2 penny-weights of gold. Keep up your search, Ben
  24. Get Ready Phoenix

    One of the surgeons that I work with, and lives in Paradise Valley, saw the light from the fireball and his house shook, went outside to see what it was, and told me that 30 seconds to a minute after the light went out of sight, there was a loud boom followed by 3 "pops". I will hunt this one off-reservation. . Ben
  25. Saw a fireball at 7:36 tonight. Had just got off work at the hospital. Walked out the back door walking and looking due east. An airliner was in the sky departing Phoenix, and climbing as it moved southwest to northeast. I was shocked to see what I initially thought was another aircraft, going WAY too fast, going north to south, looking like it was going to collide with the much slower airliner. I realized it was a fireball (no impact) and that it was behind (further east than) the airliner. Not long after it whizzed past, it went to dark flight. It was about 65 to 70 degrees above horizon, going in an almost flat trajectory, catching my eye at about azimuth 45 degrees, and going to dark flight at about azimuth 130 degrees. I think it was about 3 seconds. I was amazed also because the fireball was that bright, in spite of the heavy light pollution of the night sky here. There was no sonics, so It must have been much further east, or at least much higher. Don't have GPS cords, but Arrowhead Hospital is at 67th Avenue and Union Hills. Ben