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billpeters last won the day on May 6 2020

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    Meteorite hunting, astronomy-observing transient phenomena, Christian apologetics, China, linguistics expert, world traveler

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  1. I need help finding and researching doppler radar sites recording incoming atmospheric meteors for possible strewnfield sites to search for recoverable meteorites. There was one research site the I had used which closed down. Obviously there are others, but I don't know what is out there. Which is the best? Are there any free sites? What are the costs for paid sites? I am interested in going back historically, if possible, to the late 1990's. I am also looking at a couple of possible AZ falls in 2020. All advice is welcome. Keep looking down. They're out there. billpeters
  2. Lawrence Garvie can be contacted at lgarvie@asu.edu . He is usually quite busy and rarely answers his phone. So, keep emails to pertinent topics with strong candidates. billpeters
  3. Jo, I spent a week in Marbella and Malaga and visited Gibraltar and Morocco. Every past year in January and February, except 2021 many Moroccans sell their meteorites at the Tucson, Arizona Gem and mineral show. I hire Arab and Moroccan interpreters daily for my interpretation business near Phoenix. Billpeters
  4. Welcome Jo, All of us find endless magnetic meteor-wrongs and most of us have learned to recognize the difference. It is best to have a keen understanding of what truly is likely a possible meteorite and throw the others away. Testing is best done by the experts. Where are you? That will help determine who may be able to do analysis for you. Why don't you post pics of your best candidates and let us offer our opinions? Make sure they are clear, close pics with your observation notes as to why they are good candidates. Warning, you may be disappointed with our reviews, but our observations are normally very good. billpeters
  5. Thanks for posting Snowball, However, the Younger Dryas Impact Comet Crust theory that supposedly resulted from a comet strike 12,900 years ago on the North American ice sheet has been fairly substantially debunked for non-supporting and conflicting evidence. The material for your pic and none of the other pics of of Impact Comet Crust on the web are recognized as being extraterrestrial in origin. You may want to check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Younger_Dryas_impact_hypothesis It is though a worthwhile topic for discussion. Sincerely, Billpeters
  6. Welcome Meljerm, Unfortunately, your rock is typical basalt or slag, both of which are magnetic. billpeters
  7. No. Looks like quartz inclusions in, maybe, basalt. billpeters
  8. Had a great Barbeque by Meteorite feast Sunday night during the Geminid Meteor Shower. The annual Geminids produce on average the highest count of meteors of any meteor shower. Nearly 100 meteors can be seen per hour during the peak night of December 13/14. The good news is that the Gemini twin stars where the radiant of meteors seem to originate are at a north celestial latitude and rise earlier in the evening than nearly all other meteor showers making barbequing and observing much less late night. I set up my barbeque wood pile on the dirt hill just beyond the cul de sac at the dark desert intersection of the Beeline and Bush Highways northeast of Fountain Hills, AZ exactly where I knew that special ember would land. The shower produced a steady stream wheel spoke of meteors all night long. Then about 10:45 p.m. two simultaneous meteors in tandem in an absolute straight line precursed the main event. Right on queue just afterwards a magnificent fireball came straight out of the radiant as a glowing brilliant orb coming right at me lighting up the nearby desert and I knew we were in for a treat. It landed smack in the center of my woodpile bursting it into flame. The Geminid Meteors produce those savory carbonous embers that add that special out of this world flavor. I waited for the wood to burn down and put the grill over the fire. Then I grabbed the beef ribs and put them on the grill adding my own special sauce. There were about ten of us properly masked waiting for our taste buds to be tantalized. We were not disappointed. A great feast was had by all. Cheers! billpeters
  9. Jester, 100% terrestrial sedimentary. Nothing even close. Keep looking down, they're out there! billpeters
  10. Kolang 1°53’18.8"N, 98°39’39.6"E Sumatera Utara, Indonesia Fall: 1 Aug 2020 Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CM1/2) History: (M. Farmer, Arizona) Around 4 pm local time (9 am UTC) on 1 August 2020, residents in northwest Sumatra (Central Tapanuli Regency) heard loud booming sounds that shook their houses. A single stone weighing ~2100 g went through the roof of a house in Kolang at 1°53’18.8"N 98°39’39.6"E (Satahi Nauli, Kolang, Central Tapanuli Regency, North Sumatra, Indonesia) and embedded itself into the soil beside the house. Another stone impacted in a rice paddy about 2.2 km south of the main mass. Two more stones were found ~7.8 km to the SE (around 1°49’50.22"N 98°41’51.22"E). Michael Farmer initially acquired 266 g, which includes fragments from the main mass and the rice paddy stone. This material was used for the classification.
  11. I saw that article about the close pass and also on Spaceweather.com of Asteroid 2020 VT4. It would have been about 10.9+ magnitude for about half an hour over Phoenix and even brighter over the Pacific where it was the closest. The past few nights I have been watching Asteroid 8 Flora 78 miles across at 8.2+ magnitude moving slowly through Cetus. I have also been watching in my binocs Comet 2020 Atlas M3 moving northwards at a good pace past the right belt star of Orion to past the right shoulder star Bellatrix. It has been fading to 8.4+ magnitude. Early morning Comet 2020 Erasmus M3 has brightened to 7.3+ in Corvus and will be brighter than 4.9+ by December 12 as it moves into the after sunset evening sky. I am looking forward to seeing it. I have been also watching the fairly disappointing Taurid and Leonid meteor showers this month. My lifetime count is now 21,729. I am looking forward to the always excellent Geminids on the night of December 13/14. Check out http://astro.vanbuitenen.nl/asteroids I have been doing grid searches for a main mass meteorite in the basalt volcanic plains within the region well north of Tabletop Mountain with no luck. However, I have found three significant Hohokam sites of laid out rock patterns containing a maze, two rainbows, mosaics, lined trails, mounds and lookouts with accompanying pottery and a 400 lb pestle style metate. Stay Covid safe, billpeters
  12. Welcome. It's absolutely not a meteorite. It is slag. Slag is not steel, but leftover remelted refuse. It is quite common and dumped everywhere. billpeters
  13. Iska warran or mambo, Jamale! I have been running an interpretation business www.400languages.com for 28 years now where I use Somali and Swahili interpreters nearly every day. I use other Bantu languages like; Maay maay, Rundi and neighboring country languages like; Juba-Arabic, Dinka, Maadi, Amharic, Tigrinyan, Afar and about 75 other African languages. We interpret onsite for local African background people in the Phoenix, Arizona area for medical clinics and the courts. We also interpret over the phone and by video conference. "Jamalito" is a positive nickname to me here, but culturally no one wants to offend anyone because of the female case ending. I'm still going to order meteorite supplies from my favourite supplier, Jamalito Enterprises, though. It is good having you back on the meteorite forum. Kwaheri, billpeters
  14. Just like all Earth rocks that have a 1000's year old weathered surface. billpeters
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