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METEORITE HUNTING and COLLECTING

For Discussion related to hunting and collecting of Meteorites With or Without a Metal Detector


Meteorite Forum Guidelines

There are just a few rules here and yup I do enforce them and keep an eye on things as best I can. Here are a few guidelines I'd like you to follow if you will be participating here. This forum is not moderated as heavily as the other sections so please do not enter or open a topic if you think you will be offended. If you are at least respond like an adult or we will remove your post as soon as brought to our attention.

Vulgar and abusive language is not welcome here! Heck a cuss word to get a point across is not so bad, but I think you know what I mean.

I will not host public arguments and pissing matches between individuals here so please just don't do it. When it happens the post most times will simply vanish into cyber space.

Political or Religious posts belong in "Off Topic" but surly you can find other forums that host those discussions if it is your thing, I don't think anyone cares if you are Conservative or Liberal when we are out hunting gold nuggets.

You may not use this forum to advertise any other dealer, store, or product without written permission by owner at any time. Used items are allowed in the classified section.

This forum is not responsible for anything said by it's members at any time. This is a public forum and will remain so and although I can and will occasionally zap "bad content" I don't do it often and so far have never permanently banned a person. Also opinions expressed here do not always represent the opinion of the forum's owner!

Guests are welcome to browse the forum and use the information provided by registered members, but you can not post yourself until you are a registered member.

That is pretty much it my fellow Nugget Shooters so enjoy the forum, keep it clean and play nice.
Bill Southern


Well the rules here are a bit different as I welcome meteorites for sale you have collected or found yourself, but no store or dealer ads at any time and this includes eBay links! Naturally the main reason for this forum is education, but collecting is also a big part of this subject. So No crappy or degrading posts or they will be deleted, other than that post away!

Bill

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    • I'm not an expert but to tell you the truth, I don't think either are meteorites.
    • Thanks guys. I kind of figured those reasons but wasn't really sure. 
    • Meteorites can and do fall anywhere and everywhere....dry lake beds are often better because there aren't many plants...blow outs in desert scrub would be good...forests are not easy by sight...but, Rocky proved it can be done! fred
    • Dan, I don't claim to be an expert on meteorites either but know enough to answer your question. First, a lot of the land out west is BLM which means you're pretty much free to roam at will. Most land on the east coast is composed of much smaller tracts of private property and permission is needed to hunt. That would discourage a lot of meteorite hunters. Secondly, the vegetation is sparser out west therefore making it easier to spot meteorites. The east coast has much more vegetation... making them harder to find. Thirdly, the climate out west is more conducive to the preservation of meteorites since there's less rainfall then the east coast. Almost all meteorites contain iron which as you know is susceptible to rusting. Less rainfall, less rusting. Add all those together, you have more people hunting for meteorites out west and therefore more finds. Imho But Rocky beat the odds on all of them which means he's one lucky sob.
    • Here is the first. https://imgur.com/a/T8ayVkc Length 7 cm, weight 103.3g. It has very high density mineral inclusions. Here is the second. https://imgur.com/a/NVpMAlW Length 2 cm, weight 20.93g. It has the likeness of a crystal lattice, there are also small fissures-tubules, which can be seen without a microscope. As I understand it, the first is lunar. And the second is (polarized?). Is it possible to know exactly what they are called and their value. Thank you.
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