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  1. We sure do. In fact, we have one of my NCO's lose his helmet on exit and slam his head on the DZ so hard he thought he was still in Iraq and couldn't remember who the president was. I had a perfect exit, perfect PLF, and Perfect slip for the first jump ever. I always land feet ass head, or my risers are twisted.
  2. Im still at the 82d, and I'm still on jump status. Just jumped Sicily 2 weeks ago. As long as it's not Luzon or Holland DZ it's always a decent jump for me, unless I land on the FLA.
  3. That's a cool avatar photo you go tthere billyjoe. Are you ariborne as well?
  4. Here's one where there are bound to be more around. http://tin.er.usgs.gov/meteor/metbull.php?sea=florida&sfor=places&ants=&falls=&valids=&stype=contains&lrec=50&map=ge&browse=&country=All&srt=name&categ=All&mblist=All&rect=&phot=&snew=0&pnt=Normal'>http://tin.er.usgs.gov/meteor/metbull.php?sea=florida&sfor=places&ants=&falls=&valids=&stype=contains&lrec=50&map=ge&browse=&country=All&srt=name&categ=All&mblist=All&rect=&phot=&snew=0&pnt=Normal table&code=5104 Tr
  5. I look forward to purchasing your detector. Just call my cell or give me your preferred method of payment through PM. If you could also float me a few pictures, that would be great! Thank you!

    SGT Daniel Rocco Ames

    IMCA #8920

  6. Congrats Harry! That one piece os bigger than all my confirmed finds combined! :*&$*(: :*&$*(:
  7. Sikhotes do have shrapnel pieces, but from the age of the Tuscon Ring they would've been a bit smoother than the shrapnel they found. Fort Bragg is littered with it, and I have yet to find any circa WWI or WWII that wasn't still wuite jagged and rough.
  8. I'm still fairly new to the meteorite hunting hobby, but I watched last night's episode, and spending the last 5 years here on Fort Bragg, and hunting flat training areas has yielded hundreds of years worth of shrapnel. I was very surprised that Geoff and Steve couldn't tell their first 4 finds were shrapnel right off the bat. I was sitting here with my wife, who really could've cared less, but I was excited, and I said "Those first 4 are shrapnel", and she said "Yeah they look like that crap you're always bringing home from Sicily DZ, hoping it's not trash." Well Geoff made the last find, and
  9. waiting to test the MXT.

  10. Being from Indiana myself, I can say there are alot of interesting stones on the river banks. (Maumee, St. Joe, etc.) But it looks terrestrial for sure with all the veins in it. Rocco
  11. Hey Ben, how's life back in the states brother?

  12. Man I am so jealous of all these fantastic finds of late. Once I head back to the states, I will be stuck in North Carolina, and the hunting there is tough! Congrats guys, you keep my hopes up, they would be higher if I had some dry lakes nearby! [Rocco]
  13. Man I am so jealous of all these fantastic finds of late. Once I head back to the states, I will be stuck in North Carolina, and the hunting there is tough! Congrats guys, you keep my hopes up, they would be higher if I had some dry lakes nearby! [Rocco]
  14. Don't worry about the size, makes it easier to see the details brother! Congrats on the cold find, it's a keeper for sure. Were you hunting dry lakes or desert? [Rocco]
  15. This is a cold find from near my Patrol Base here in Baghdad. It was trucked in with various other desert stones, so I broke it open and liked what I saw. I have no way to do any type of testing whatsoever here, and I don't even have a magnet. But it does look similar to some Ureilites and Diogenites I've seen, but who knows. Any ideas? [Rocco]
  16. Good deal! With luck the classification will go quick and smooth. The desert I'm stuck in isn't as easy to search I can promise you that! Good luck, and get out there and find the rest. [Rocco]
  17. Ruben, I am thinking you could have a nice Ureilite or Diogenite on your hands. That's outstanding! Congrats man! [Rocco]
  18. I know I don't post here much, and really don't know anyone personally, but I can promise you there will be prayer for him and his family coming from Baghdad tonight. So the way I figure it, he's got prayers from more than one hemisphere, so that's gotta count for somethin'. [Rocco]
  19. Butter, I live in Fort Bragg, N.C. and I have found several pieces that looks exactly the same, and I all but peed myself thinking I have something, even went so far as to send them to Ted Bunch, and they turned out to be terrestrial. But what you have COULD be a meteorite, all I'm saying is I live near you (Within a few hours driving distance) so it could just be common earth metal for the region. Do a nickel test, and this could help to rule it out, or increase the chances. Good luck! [Rocco] I know about hunting the woods, and let me tell you, it's not easy!
  20. Wow thanks for the responses and support! Much appreciated! I know most of the identifiers for determining if it could be a meteorite, I just wanted some opinions from people who have seen many weathered desert meteorites, and could maybe hint at it being possible. I got a small magnet from a broken computer and it sticks quite well, which is good considering the magnet sucks. I could possibly bother my mechanics and see if they have a file I could use, but with all the wrongs I've sanded back home, I really miss my bench grinder right about now! Once I get the chance to do a few of these test
  21. Thanks for the response Erik! I thought people would let my post die! :bowdown: I'm trackin all that. I was just wondering if anyone thought it was hopeful from the pictures. I'm actually deployed in Baghdad right now, so filing/cutting is pretty much out of the question. Really don't have any materials or tools here to do the job. Just wanted to see if anyone thought it seemed possible from the pics. [Rocco]
  22. I found these in Kuwait about 5 months ago. This is my second time in Kuwait, and I posted some from the last time I was there, but they turned out to be wrongs. Any ideas about this one? Looks possible to me anyway. [Rocco]
  23. I agree with Erik. But I have been fooled by false chondrules before. I'm almost certain this is just an olivine basalt mix, and it has what appear to be chondrules all over the place. (Most notably in the bottom, center) [Rocco]
  24. Don't feel bad David, I've never hunted a strewnfield, I can't make spheres, I've never found a classifed meteorite of my own, and my knowledge is that of a fresh new guy, and I still post. Without people like me who don't know much to ask questions, the Veteran hunters won't have a need to randomly post tips that some wouldn't think to ask about, adding to the knowledge of the Forum. I've always liked your posts on all the Forums i've seen you on, I just never had much to say in the way of spheres, since I can't make them, don't have the materials such as large enough pieces to make them, an
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