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  1. My guess would be a ballast stone from a ship wreck. I have one with copper in it that I bought at a rock and gem show. The gent I picked it up off of said it was from rocks used in smelters in Europe (in this particular case) at copper mine. Later the smelter bricks (or rocks) were recycled as ballast stones for a ship sailing to North America. Wacky story right? Which is of course why I had to add it to my rock collection. Your stone's matrix has quite a bit of quarts and other SiO2 minerals for it to be anthing but terrestrial. For the record, the Earth rocks containing native iron or Telluric (iron in a metallic state,) can only found deep in the Earth's crust. Only 2 places in the world can it be found near the surface where volcanic activity has brought it to the surface (Germany and Greenland.) Therefore, it would be highly unlikely that your stone would be telluric specimen. -Erik
  2. Cunningham's Law states "the best way to get the right answer on the Internet is not to ask a question, it's to post the wrong answer." -Erik
  3. Great pics Erik!

  4. Richard you find is sooooo nice, If I had $1k laying around I would buy it off you for sure! Let me know if you wanna trade some Franconia for it or sumfin! [^ .. ^] -Erik
  5. That was a fun hunt indeed. Here's a link to the photos I took!!!! https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104550188270087713656/albums/5630939129597014113 [Erik]
  6. I wouldn't compare it to Sac Wash 005 since those peeled out of the chondrites. I'd compare it to another Iron meteorite from the iron part of an asteroid, not the chondrite part of an asteroid. Density test is a good idea. I believe there is a guide with pictures in the Field Guide to Meteors and Meteorites by Norton. [Erik]
  7. Looks promising! Nickle test time! [Erik]
  8. Funky shape Dean! Any Glorietta should be an excitement! Happy Hunting [Erik]
  9. The best detectors for highly mineralized areas of search are Gold Bug 2, Whites GMT, Minelabs SD2100 with sound boost and Li ion system. The Gold Bug 2 is hot on low metal chondrites like L's. The GMT also does well with the L's but not as well as the Goldbug2 because of the Goldbugs higher frequency. These two are VLF machines so they do well on the high ferrous part of the spectrum of metals. The SD2100 or any pulse detector will be HOT on the iron in meteorites because pulse do well with the highly conductive part of the spectrum of metals. They work well with meteorites because of how conductive the Nickle is. Depends on if you want to hunt for H's or L's and how much mineralization. [Erik]
  10. You can definitely find gold there and meteorites can survive in the bradshaws. I love bf2. Play too much. Good luck! [Erik]

  11. Nope, we all came up empty except for Twink. She managed to kill the skunk with a small chondrite. =] [Erik]
  12. Hey guys, Nate and I hunted Franconia for a few days. Paul Spears joined us for 2 day to get his first meteorite! We then visited Fritz and Twink at Gold Basin for a hunt. We also bumped into Moondog and his friends at Franconia, nice meeting you guys! Here is a link to my photobucket. There you can find photos from our hunt and pictures of my larger Franconias at Moondog's request. http://s38.photobucket.com/albums/e145/phxerik/?start=all [Erik]
  13. Im headed down to the bradshaw mt range this weekend. Just wanted to see if youve done any good in that area.. Im gold prospecting but im trying to put my dad on some meteorites. Also, i see your into bf2.. I had to give it up.. way too addicting.

  14. Glad to hear everyone found something! It's always fun to pull out what others missed. Hope to see you in the field [Erik]
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