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  1. HLN network was reporting 750 went to the hospital. The Cosmos said Yippee Ki-yay # # Boom!
  2. Say Jason, Pretty Chondrule. I wonder if it looked much the same in the primordial dust 4.5 B ago? Probably re-crystalized once; still quite nice. Clifton
  3. Hey Ben, Fantastic!!!, A 28 grammer, allright!!! If you get a chance, could you post a pic. It would good to see. Anyway, Congratulations!!! Clifton
  4. Frank, You have soooo arrived !!! What a beauty !!! Clifton
  5. Hi Guys, I don't know if you have seen the 1972 fly by video. I found it on you-tube about a year ago. They say it was about 100 feet in diameter, but there is considerable conjecture. Anyway, you could see it well in day light. If it had hit, they say it would have been about like Meteor Crater in Arizona with a 10 to 30 mile radius kill zone; agian a matter of conjecture. Good Hunting!! Clifton
  6. Hey Dave, Super Nice Geat Big Gold Basins!!! WOW!! The guy in the green vehicle following you to Gold Basin next time is me; no worries. I was thinking about braving the heat and getting out there, we've all done it; maybe not too smart though. It's pretty tough on the liver. I guess as long as there is a little breeze, it's well, OK. It's when the wind stops at 2 pm and it's 107 ++. I've caught myself with a heat stroke looking red face a couple of times now, I felt OK, good and hot, but OK. Years ago, we use too hike to the Boy Scout Hot Springs in Black Canyon a few miles below the Hover Dam at at whatever, 111 degrees. Coming out of the canyon in mid afternoon it's easy 116 in the narrow black-brown volcanic rock canyons, no wind. If you were not fanning your face and chest with a piece of cardboard at a near frantic pace and stopping every 100 yards, you were not going to make it out. How that I'm getting older, I'd do it with a cap on head, with my headphones on, swinging a metal detector at a near frantic pace, and stopping only to dig targets. What brain damage? Good Hunting!! moondog
  7. Thanks Steve and Frank, Yeah Dave I went out on Friday so the wind were light about 10 mph from the South. I have been using the NOAA site forcast at this link http://graphical.wea...rs/vef.php#tabs . I saw that the weekend was really going to blow. Use the mouse to hover over the the wind speed and direction or other at the various times. The 12 hrs advancing is at the top of the column. The forcast is usually pretty good at 3-4 days out. Clifton
  8. Hey Guys, Finally found a Stewart Valley Dry Lake meteorite fragment on Friday March 30. It was my third trip to the lake since Jason told me about it a couple of years ago. Thanks Jason!!! See Jason's post below on Stewart Valley Dry Lake finds with Dolan Dave Feb 26, 2012. My first time out to the "dry" lake a couple of years ago I got my car stuck in the mud with my daughter; had to call for help (oh well). Hunted that time, and hunted one other time and found nothing, but some tiny maybeites. This time I had 2 hour hours hunting in using the magnet stick, and gave up, and start out with the Gold Bug 2. I found one 9 gram frament in about 20 minutes burried about 1-2 cm down. The fragment was pretty loud and sticks to the magnet quite well, better than a Gold Basin for the size, but less than a Franconia. I kept hunting for anouther 5 hours and nada, no matter what the search technique zone-grid-drunk'n sailor-ESP-divine intervention-divining rods-(should have tried over the sholder marble toss). Anyway, the pics are below. The top of the pic between the finger tips shows the oldest part of the fussion crust and to the left; the lower part of the fussion crust edge has been ablated. One can see the fine light colored silt in all the cracks were the merteorite was on it's way to fragmenting further. Oh yeah, brough the dogs while it's still cool enough. Yo quiero meteorite! Good Hunting!! Clifton
  9. Terry, Very very nice!!! When you get tired of pulling them out, just let us know and we'll give you a hand. Good Hunting!!! Clifton
  10. Frank, Ultra fantastic!!! I'm very happy for you, man it's a dream come true!! I'm hoping life will reward you with even more cold finds. Good Hunting!!!! Clifton
  11. Hey Jason and Dave well done!!! That a nice set of finds for the day!! I've been out there only once since I got stuck in the mud out there. I've only found a couple of tini - tiny maybe-ites. But there is always next time. Good Hunting!!! moondog
  12. Dave, Jim, Wendy and Richard, You guys are tearing it up!!! Sounds like great day and a way nice haul!! Richard very pretty 178 grammer!! Good hunting!! Clifton
  13. Frank, It's good your giving instruction; no one could hope for a better instructor, and with the assistance of Uncle Marvin's mojo it's magic. A 212 grams total is very respectable!!! Good Hunting!! Clifton
  14. Todd must sure must be putting the mega miles on multipule sets of boots to come up with SEVEN cold finds. Stupendous Hunting!!!! Clifton
  15. Jason and Dave, Man you two have some good duo karma going on!! Great finds, agian ... and Jason a 370 grammer this time, looks like it's got a great fusion crust!!! Every time you go out to GB you gether a bigger specimen then the last time, edging up on a kilo?!! Good Hunting !!! Clifton
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