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  1. I mentioned finding gold in the meteor forum so here it is. My brother and I hiked into an area that both of us had marked on our GPS. We covered lots of ground and I gave up on the area and was heading to the truck. I met up with my brother and he showed me a small nugget he had found. I guess the brought my motivation back up and I detected every little gully on the way out. My first nugget was the big one and the rest were within 100 feet. This was an excellent day in the hills and might have even have two more meteorites for the collection. I said might because I still have my doubts.
    10 points
  2. I had the day off today. My home is being remodeled so it is dirty, dusty and workers banging around. It was also a cold rainy day. I wanted to get out of the house so I decided to drive the 10 minutes to Arizona State University to check out their meteorite display and see what was new. While there I bumped into Dr. Garvie who was just beginning a tour of the meteorite vault for some grad students. Dr. Garvie remembered me from some of my meteorite finds I have brought to their open houses in the past and invited me in with the students! It was one hour I won't soon forget. I'll attach some
    5 points
  3. 5 points
  4. Some of the same gold prettied up when we got back home. All the best, Lanny
    4 points
  5. Dollar coin in the picture for scale, full-size wide-bottom gold pan. Picture taken in the field before any cleaning of the gold (that's why the iron-staining as that gold sat next to and with the natural iron for untold eons). The geologist on site said the gold comes from an ancient channel around 60,000,000 years old. What a party my son, my wife (she did the panning of our scoops of dirt so we didn't have to slow down to isolate targets) and I had getting all of that gold with the detectors over two days. (I'll post the story on my thread.) All the best, Lanny
    4 points
  6. A few more....A large Acapulcoite.
    4 points
  7. 4 points
  8. This is a graphite nodule from a Canyon Diablo meteorite where the graphite turned to diamond during the impact.
    4 points
  9. yes, and the Funnel Web spider, and the death ticks , and the many ants, and the caterpillars that can blind you...fortunately there won't be any Crocs! Oh, and the have their own version of Bigfoot too... haha fred
    3 points
  10. Schweeet..! And I'm not even into meteorites.. From a hunting perspective, that is.. Or perhaps better put is to say I wasn't -- until I began eyeballing this forum.. Gotta admit my curiosity at least now has the better of me from a searcher's viewpoint.. Unlike Rocky though I believe I'd be a tetch harder pressed to find one in my back yard, although seems to me there has been a fairly recent sighting / fall in the panhandle... Swamp EDIT: PS -- Did any of the students take pictures, especially since these days for most folks doing so is as simple as taking out one's phone --
    3 points
  11. Eric, That sounds like an great time at ASU, so much to see and learn... thanks for sharing. Dave
    3 points
  12. Thanks for posting these photos! All I can say is WOW, that's a lot of meteorites!!!
    3 points
  13. Dr Garvie was pretty excited about the graphite nodule where the graphite turned to diamond. He said it was a very recent discovery. He actually took it out of the case and passed it around so we could all take a closer look. I took the picture after it was back in the case.
    3 points
  14. Thanks guys for the pics and snow amounts that remind me why I moved 13° South of the Equater twenty years ago.
    3 points
  15. Right on Strapped, right place at the right time huh Did you learn something new that you might share with us? Anyway good going, you hit the mother lode of meteorites! h.t.
    3 points
  16. A couple of cool large chondrites.
    3 points
  17. More Irons from different falls.
    3 points
  18. A bunch of large Canyon Diablos.
    3 points
  19. Here is a large Allende meteorite. They left the grass on it to show that meteorites are not hot when they hit the ground.
    3 points
  20. Here is a sample of the recent Cuba fall. Best example of shock veins I have ever seen.
    3 points
  21. Been a while since we've had a face-to-face. Hope you meet you in the desert some time again; you're a great guy, and you made a lasting, good impression on me when I was just a pup out chasing the gold in the desert. All the best, and thanks for your kindness all those years ago, Lanny
    2 points
  22. Swamp, A few of the students took some pictures. I was clearly the most excited to be there! I am pretty sure most of the students were applying to the School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE). Only a couple of the students expressed an interest in studying meteorites. When the tour ended Dr. Garvie spent an additional 20 minutes or so with me just talking meteorites. SESE is having an open house today. I'll probably head back there today.
    2 points
  23. H.T. Unfortunately, I don't have much of a science background. I am the guy who has to constantly refer back to the periodic table when reading meteoritic articles. He did not bring up lonsdalieite. One of the students was a current student at The Center for Meteorite Studies studying Calcium Aluminum Inclusions (CAIs). He and Dr Garvie discussed CAIs for a while too. They passed around a large slice of an Allende meteorite that had a large CAI.
    2 points
  24. Thanks, I have not been there since the late 1980's...they had many of Ninningers collection on display back then...thanks for the photos fred
    2 points
  25. What Color of wire you want?Red? Black, yellow Or Blue? Grubstake I don't have any Green either!
    2 points
  26. I am curious if Dr. Garvie spoke about lonsdaleite. It seems scientists have not been able to fully agree about Canyon Diablo diamonds and weather or not they are lonsdaleite, which is a high pressure mineral three times as hard as diamond. That impact diamond or lonsdaleite sure would make an awesome ring! I love Canyon Diablo it was my first iron meteorite, now if i could just find the little diamonds.
    2 points
  27. WAY Cool - Thank you for sharing your fantastic photos!
    2 points
  28. What a great day, thanks for sharing.
    2 points
  29. Wire the funds over first Grubby! Otherwise, all I can afford to get you is a bucket of spit and a roll of used dental floss.
    2 points
  30. Ok, Dave do me a favor! next time you go to the airplane store1 I need 5 gallons of prop. wash and 500 ft of flight line!. Grubstake
    2 points
  31. The larger ones look like the Wickenburg Meteorite, an L6 chondrite...I've found quite a few of them and those look identical...Good job ... Cheers, Unc
    2 points
  32. Mitchel, good luck! Be sure to get info on the native snakes from someone when you get there.
    2 points
  33. Thanks great. I'm really looking forward to reading about your trip. Amy and I have talked about visiting OZ one day to detect so the more we learn, the better. Good luck!
    2 points
  34. Hey Mitchel: Suggest you remember that they don't drive on the "right" side of the roads. Kidding aside, hope you have a great trip. Please send us photos of your finds.
    2 points
  35. Good luck Mitch! G'Day Mate! or at least I think that is how they say it!
    2 points
  36. Enjoy. You probably have this link, but here you go: https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au/forum/
    2 points
  37. 2 points
  38. Caliche is a sedimentary, cement type of calcium carbonate. It binds other rocks into a tough, hard type of cement. Can be very difficult to hack into with a pick. The white stuff you see is calcium carbonate and can be dissolved away with vinegar or hydrochloric acid like you use. Vinegar takes much longer then acid for obvious reasons.
    2 points
  39. Good Luck Mitch and safe travels !
    2 points
  40. Good luck Mitchel, Have a great time bro. Old Tom
    2 points
  41. Some nice gold, over 1/2 ounce is a very good day and it appears you also have a couple of pieces of outer space to top it off, well done!
    1 point
  42. Here is a few pieces from recent hunts. Working on an equipment trade so I took a picture.
    1 point
  43. Anyone and everyone is invited. Come on and join us ... you and your wife are welcome!
    1 point
  44. Here is a little eye candy. I've been talking about this nugget but haven't put up a photo. anyway here it is. The cross nugget. There is a story behind it as well. I found it up at jimmy Malone's claims in Nv. at the time I was working with him on his claims operating a loader feeding the wash plant. one day we were done for the day so I stroll over to where Jimmy was sitting in his lounge chair, drink in one hand just watching us shut down the plant. The ground he was sitting on is ground that we had already worked. we scraped it down to decomposed schisty looking bedrock. took about 12'
    1 point
  45. Here's mine, a toy poodle.
    1 point
  46. Here is one found by a fellow WSPA member @ RP. If I recall it's a few grams. One I found last summer 1.4 OZT
    1 point
  47. Casper the friendly ghost
    1 point
  48. Another cool Nevada specimen...
    1 point
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