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  1. Jayray

    Critter Hole Nugget

    Nice score Dave! Doesn’t look like it has moved from it’s formed location. Jayray
  2. Jayray


    Trainermick, Here is my website with links to some videos that may assist with Franconia. Finds are still being made, but with effort. Lots of walking, and swinging the detector. Good luck down there. http://jdsnyder.wixsite.com/meteorseeker Jayray
  3. Used but not abused Coiltek 16” mono coil. Not keen on round coils and would trade for a Joey 10x5” or 14x9” similar mono coil. $200 OBO plus $20 shipping, CONUS only, cash only if buying and not trading. Or local pickup in Las Vegas area. PM if interested.
  4. Jayray

    Northwoods meteorite

    Interesting find but looks like some form of slag IMO. I can’t say that I have ever seen a piece of pallisite with weathered out olivine from a whole specimen, uncut. That being said, stranger things have been know to happen. Good luck and keep us posted. Jayray
  5. Jayray

    Is this a meteorite?

    Hi there, Terrestrial stone, such as ironstone or load stone, IMO. If it was an iron from space it wouldn't be as angular as it is. Most irons that land on Earth aren't flat on almost all sides but have the characteristic "thumb" prints. Did you do a streak test as well? What color was the streak? Opinions are like belly buttons, everyone has one, but you are learning. Keep looking down, Jayray.
  6. Nice ones Rocky. That coil made some difference. Congrats on the finds. Jayray
  7. Jayray

    Half-day Hunt at StV.

    Total weight ended up being 16 grams. I forgot to mention that in the previous post. Jayray
  8. Jayray

    Half-day Hunt at StV.

    Dave good luck tomorrow. I stayed North, and never got to the South, so I’m sure there are plenty more there. Jayray
  9. Howdy Folks, I was able to get out this morning for a half day hunt at Stewart Valley, planning on leaving by noon, since I had some errands to run this afternoon. I arrived at StV about 8:30am with a brisk 36 degrees and thought, perfect weather for meteorites hunting. With-in 10 minutes of leaving the truck I scored a nice little StV rite. However, that changed for the next 2 hrs. Nothing. Granted I made all my finds on the North side of the lakebed. But it wasn’t until it was close to leaving. Then I scored the next three almost one after another, but spread some distance. The lakebed has changed since the last time I was there, with more soft ground then I remember. Almost got the truck stuck, but managed to keep it going until I hit some firmer ground. All the rains we have had made the ground upheavaled As I was walking back to the truck I scored two more and called it a day. All in all a good morning of hunting. Until next time.... keep looking down. Jayray
  10. Billy, not really announced. Just a bunch of guys getting together to hunt. Jayray
  11. Eric, Congrats on the irons. Any time walking away with meteorites is a good thing. Until next time, Jason
  12. Rocky, Yes, that is a Franny. Trust me when I say I was shocked when I found it. Glad to see that they are still out there for sure. Jayray
  13. Howdy Folks, This weekend was a blast. Got a chance to hook up with Dolan Dave, Eric, Nate, Jim, Richard, Robbie, Roy and Cody for a weekend hunt at Mojave Mtn and Franconia. Most showed up Friday mid-morning and we all linked up to hunt the North side of Franconia. I decided to take it easy and hunt Iron Alley. Working wide around to end up at the double tunnel, where everyone was parked. I scored 25 irons, with a few very cool surface features. Upon the setting sun and hearing most leaving the field, I made my way back to the truck. As usual, I started swinging fast and not really paying any attention to where I was going. I ended up in an area I haven’t hunted before and it was a somewhat flat-wash area not thinking anything would be in this spot. Was I wrong!! Tucked up under a bush, sat this butt-ugly hot rock. Or at least I thought it was. It’s been a while since I have hunted chondrites and sure enough, it was a nice Franny, just sitting there with my name on I guess. At first I kicked it out the way, and when I reswung the detector, and loud sounding, YES I’M A METEORITE it said. After careful inspection, I left the field with a whopper. Back at camp that night Roy weighed it and it turned out to be 823 gr. or 1.8lbs. I was a happy camper that night. Saturday came and we hunted MM, but skunked out there, so a few of us headed back to Franconia very late in the afternoon. I scored a few more irons and called it another successful day. Sunday came and we hit a few other areas but ended early, sore and tired. All in all a great weekend with friends, and swapping stories, not to mention hunting for meteorites. The meteorites are still out there but you just have to put the time and effort, relying on what your detector tells you. As always, Keep looking down. Jayray
  14. Here are few from the field. Notice how they have a certain “color” to them.
  15. Jayray

    Possible Meteorite?

    Hi there, by the looks and striating layers, not a meteorite. Keep looking though, there’s one out there with you name on it. Happy Hunting!