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About billpeters

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

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  1. 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
  2. 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 observ
  3. 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
  4. Welcome Meljerm, Unfortunately, your rock is typical basalt or slag, both of which are magnetic. billpeters
  5. No. Looks like quartz inclusions in, maybe, basalt. billpeters
  6. 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 d
  7. Jester, 100% terrestrial sedimentary. Nothing even close. Keep looking down, they're out there! billpeters
  8. 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 r
  9. 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 br
  10. 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
  11. 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 cul
  12. Just like all Earth rocks that have a 1000's year old weathered surface. billpeters
  13. Meteorite fusion crust is normally smooth, black, and about as thick as your fingernail. It may have crazing surface cooling cracks that are less than one millimeter deep. Your boulder has nothing similar to meteoritical crust. billpeters
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