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  1. Hi there, Looks like a terrestrial rock to me as well, but I’m no expert and don’t claim to be one. I look at the color, and the “angles”. They form somewhat 90° points that something that big, looking as it does, would have alblated a lot more IMO. And the color looks off too, I like to say ‘poop’ brown. That’s almost black and consistent with basalt. Just my opinion, and as I always say, “Opinions are like belly buttons, everyone has one.” Jayray
  2. Hi there, you may be thinking about carbonaceous chondrites. Here are a few, Some famous carbonaceous chondrites are: Allende, Murchison, Orgueil, Ivuna, Murray, Tagish Lake, Sutter's Mill and Winchcombe. Jayray
  3. Howdy all, It’s been sometime since a video and hunt, so I thought I’d hit Stewart Valley before all the rains and cold weather come but had high winds, light rain, and even some snow. Ended up with 11 pieces total for 45 gr. A quick and fun hunt. Although they may be thinning out, it was close to 2 hrs before finding the first piece. Happy Hunting and keep looking down. Jayray
  4. When looking for chondrules, this is a good example of what they look like. Good luck. Jayray
  5. Definitely not meteoritic. A common terrestrial rock. Keep looking.
  6. Looks like basalt to me. But I’m just one person with an opinion and a bellybutton.
  7. Doesn’t appear to be a meteorite but possibly a piece of obsidian of some type. Keep on looking.
  8. Now, opinions are like belly buttons, everyone has one, and IMO, it appears to be a terrestrial rock and not a meteorite. Keep on looking.
  9. Hi there, I’m no expert but it doesn’t appear to be one to me. Especially in the side two, being two-toned. But like I say, “Opinions are like belly buttons, everyone has one.” Jayray
  10. Interesting find but doesn’t look meteoritic to me. Too round IMO, and not natural. Just my opinion. And as they say, opinions are like bellybuttons, everyone has one. Keeping looking down. Jason
  11. WillM, Please don't take this the wrong way, but the vast amount of knowledge on this forum is pointing you to finding a meteorite, rather than what you claim to be one, or for that fact a diamond from one. Take it or leave it as for the advice, but if you study a bit more I think you will eventually find one. Here is a site that will definitely help in your endeavors. Study the wrongs so you know when you have 'rite'. http://meteorites.wustl.edu/meteorwrongs/meteorwrongs.htm Jayray
  12. WillM, Wayyyyy back in the day, I got a chance to ride with this guy. He was ahead of time I think and I was only doing basic stuff (Decades, tail whip locomotives, and such). John's foot work was very similar to Chris Day, who rode for Dyno I think. I also got a chance to ride with Dennis McCoy in Missouri at a Half-Pipe Jam in 1989. https://www.v7.bmxnj.com/rememberthis-east-pa-flat-legend-john-huddleston/ However, with determination and a little knowledge I think you'll be able to find a meteorite. Look back in this thread for some of the places to go to try your skill
  13. Thanks guys. We need a new strewn field though...or at least a new cold find area. Jayray
  14. Sounds interesting and hope you get the funding. Any thoughts about a gofundme page? Just an idea? Publishing can be brutal. Jayray
  15. Mike, Nice little 'rite. Finding them out there is always a fun hunt. Congrats. Jayray
  16. Howdy All, Well the desert heat has really been kicking it up a notch, but that didn't slow us down too much. A couple of weeks ago I meet someone who has taken an interest into meteorite hunting and I provided some tips, tricks and even a spot to hunt. With him being new to the meteorite hunting game and the learning curve, I did one better and went with him to a good location and helped him find his 1st meteorite. We started about 8 am and within a half hour of so I scored a little piece. As I kept moving and looking at different parts of the dry lake, we moved south and I spotted
  17. Oh my.... And this is why I love the topic and learning more about the hobby. Good ol' graphite.
  18. Dave, That's where I left those? They are from my buddy, Mr. Don Key and I. Although, we were looking for ghosts of the past at the time.
  19. Doc, I think Joeforthegold was one of the original people to make the Hermit pick that Bill used to sell. Not sure if he still does it or not? I’m sure other will chime in too. Jayray
  20. I’m no expert, but they don’t look right to me. Too many hard edges, and a few vesicles, just doesn’t sit well as a CC, especially from SM. Let’s hope your eye is better than mine. Maybe that’s why I have glasses... Jayray
  21. Nice score Dave! Doesn’t look like it has moved from it’s formed location. Jayray
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. 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
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