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    I’ve got it who wants it?

    It’s a throwin’ rock.............
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    Buyer Beware

    Hey Bill, It looks like a chunk of hematite and quartz.
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    Coyote Dry Lake

    Nice finds guys. Ben
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    Need help with a possible meteorite

    Refining slag.
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    meteorite mistake purchase.

    It looks like a lump of common hematite. Ben
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    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
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    Some Rites Today

    Awesome finds!
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    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
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    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
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    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
  14. Hey Jason, Good eye! Hope to see you at Franconia or Gold Basin when it gets a little cooler. Ben
  15. A fine example of slag. Ben
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    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
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    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
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    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
  19. 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
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    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
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    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
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    Lynx camp out

    Adam, Potato Patch is just over the divide from Walker on the headwaters of the Hassayampa. It is also where the Walker Party of prospectors wintered before they made their big gold strike on Lynx Creek in 1863 or 64. Ben
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    Lynx camp out

    Hey Tom, I was up there too, making repairs to our cabin in Walker (26 years). It got up to 79 for a high ,but like you said, much nicer than Phoenix. Everybody and his Brother has hit Bigelow Flats, but I am more interested in less likely areas, because of a few guys who were "pocket hunters" and did well at it, well after the big gold rush was over for the area, during relatively modern times. And those guys didn't have detectors, so all of us have an advantage to use. Good Hunting, Ben And to my knowledge, the only 20 ouncers found, was in the 1860's, but I have seen a 2 ouncer, and one just under an ounce found with a detector, and an ouncer that was panned. Yes, panned. I personally, have panned out a pinto-bean-size piece. Not bad for an area worked off and on for 152 years.
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    1st Nug"lette" with my new detector

    Frank, Looks like that detector does the job. Thanks for the post. Ben
  25. Nice finds Fred. The new machine is a good one! Ben
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