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    I put my thumb in the sky and took a wild guess, isn't that what you asked? You think people have time to run into the garage and pull out a telescope, set it up, take measurements of the angle of the dangle when a rock falls from the sky. Spend some time outside on a clear night , they fall all the time in every direction. On 10/7/2018 at 3:42 PM, Bedrock Bob said: How far do you think the stones travelled after it exploded? One mile? Ten miles? A hundred miles? As a meteorite hunter isn't that the burning question? .
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    Rotary engine, much like the wankel. When they run, they run great, its when they do not run.
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    cool find at an old homestead

    That is a nice find indeed
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    It was headed east from where I live, I doubt if it made a U-turn for the ocean.
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    Just a guess, but I would say it landed somewhere over the Rincon mts, perhaps close to Safford
  6. Twink the meteorite lady here in Tucson told me the easy way to identify a meteorite. you need to polish it and look for the nickel spots. several youtube videos can show you how to polish a rock without lapindary equip.
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    I'm in Tucson, I did not see the one on Thursday night, but did see one on 9/29/2018 at approx 5am quite the site as it exploded
  8. I knew today would be nice, but more storms arriving tomorrow, so we headed to Arivaca. No yellow today but did find some cool stuff. This is the 2nd Spanish musket ball I ave found in the area, maybe Edge can tell me what type of critter this tiny horseshoe came off, I'm thinking a miners burro. I also found about a dozen shotgun shells (without the plastic/paper) and what may be a meteorite (but the meteorite was not in my bag when I got home)
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    Todays Hunt

    nice pieces.
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    Lets hope this holds....

    Tried horses as a kid, seems like I spent more time chasing them down, than riding(have no idea how they got loose) after my stay in the Army I bought a motorcycle, and never looked back. as long as you remove the key, they stay where you leave them, and they do not eat as much fuel as a horse. Now that I grew old, I use 4 wheels (RZR)
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    New Guy

    Type in google: " meterite.kml" download and install in google earth.
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    Attention Military Veterans!

    Thanks Terry, they also will mail you surveys from time to time.
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    Tailgate meets?

    I don't know too many people here in Tucson that have hunted Meteorites, except one lady in a local club who mapped out the gold basin meteorites for the UofA, she has a great story to tell and had plenty of pictures and of course a large collection.
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    My John McCain Story

    R.I.P. John McCain, you will be missed.
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    Glove Stealing Fox

    I hope you found some gold, because the Fox found a new treasure.
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    Equinox gold

    I have not been out since May, but after getting the 6 inch coil from Bill a couple of week ago I took a trip south. 4.88g
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    Equinox gold

    No secret, sensitivity -15, recovery speed 3, iron bias-4, gold 2. it was about 5 inches deep.
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    Equinox gold

    Past Ruby, AZ a few miles from the boarder
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    I found a thing in the dirt?

    soak in vinegar to verify lead, weigh the object, convert to grain, from grain to caliber.
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    Question about Equinox 800

    Bill, I just watched your 2nd video on youtube. The equinox does not always have the target at the tip. To pinpoint push that large pinpoint button in the center, draw a line on the ground where the target is and turn the machine 90 degrees, and repeat the pinpoint, draw the line and "X" marks the spot. And not to dig every piece of iron when you get a target push the horse shoe button, if the number is now negative, walk away.(be sure to push the horse shoe button again before detecting.
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    Question about Equinox 800

    Bill I keep it on multi freq.
  22. coin program for parks: Base mode: Park 2. -Change Target Tones from 50 to 5. -Disc level – Accept Reject: Reject -9 through 7. -In advanced Accept/Reject – Tone Breaks: Tone 1 is set at -9 through 11 (iron and foil range). Set to lowest tone (1) Tone 2 is set at 12 through 13 (Nickel range). Set to low or medium tone. Tone 3 is set at 14 through 17 (Pulltab & junk range). Set to low or medium tone. Tone 4 is set at 18 through 22 (IHP and Zinc penny range). Set to low or medium tone. Tone 5 is set at 23 through 40 (Silver coin range). Set this to maximum pitch (25) to make targets in the silver zone scream! -Recovery Speed: 4 (adjust to match the site you’re detecting). -In advanced Recovery settings, Iron Bias: 3 -Leave Frequency on Multi.
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    Question about Equinox 800

    The stock coil will find very small gold. I've dug 36 inch holes to be disjointed, and 2 inch holes and found gold, most so far has been within the first 6 inches.Not sure how much more sensitive a 6 inch coil would be.