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  1. I thought about suggesting that maybe you should put your meteorite obsession aside for awhile and take up gold nugget hunting, but then I thought better of it. Please don't take up nugget hunting. Unless you give up posting first.
  2. I was wondering where Morlock was getting all his popcorn from . . .
  3. "The investigator must rely heavily upon insight gained by experience in aerodynamics in order to interpret and supplement his direct observations. He must use his imagination, and by that very act he risks being challenged by other scientists whose insights are based on other disciplines" D.T. Williams
  4. By all means, continue testing. Sub-sonic flow mechanics would seem to be worthy of further consideration. IMO. Good Luck!
  5. I'm not hating on you WillM. I normally root for the underdog and the downtrodden. I do hope you are successful in reaching a satisfactory conclusion in your quest. I am somewhat intellectually concerned that your hypothesis may have exceeded your investigative process, in that you seem to have reached a conclusion and are working backward to prove your theory. (Instead of taking it by the numbers, as they say in the military) Concluding the validity of a Venusian meteorite by using principles of fluid mechanics would seem to be a quantum hypothetical leap in logic, that's all.
  6. So we have noticed . . . But even though the flow equations published by D.T. Williams adhered to the scientific method and was accepted by the scientific community (perhaps with minor disagreements among a few), how is your specimen proved to be a meteorite, much less a meteorite from Venus? I don't see anyone on the forum disagreeing with the math but as has been repeatedly stated, the subject specimen fails the basic meteorite identification/elimination test(s) And, regarding his experiments, even D.T. Williams cautioned: "None of this evidence is strictly speaking a proof, and of course, a rigorous proof is out of the question since no tests can be made on the pitting of meteorites during astroballistic flight" Williams further states: Paraphrased: In searching for an aerodynamic mechanism to explain flow lines and meteorite pitting, one need not be limited to a supersonic speed of the flow . . . Which is apparent throughout his experiments which were conducted at subsonic speeds! Therefore, it would seem reasonable to examine the subject specimen with consideration of a hypothesis that the pitting, thumb prints and flow lines, (if any), may have been (and in fact more likely), to have been caused by the affect of fluid/flow dynamics at subsonic speeds of an earthly origin . . . such as a blast furnace or similar environment that could possibly offer a more plausible identification.
  7. I can see your ablative theory and process but doesn't there have to be a known quantity as a bench mark for a quantitative or comparative analysis?
  8. Cool. But I really think you should let Matt Damon do the math for you . . . And as for pattern analysis, what's with all the uncorrected typo's?
  9. BMc

    Where Am I?

    Don't care about the bears doing it, as long as they're not doing it to me!
  10. Sonja, It's not the rock. It's the nature of the beast . . .
  11. BMc

    Where Am I?

    Spanish? Close to the Bradshaw's?
  12. If it is Venusian, no one could figure it out anyway, so might as well stop trying . . . it's female!
  13. Yeah, sure Bob, that's probably what happened, but it also could have been the stench of hot urine running down my leg that made him let go . . .
  14. Don't know about good eating, but they seem to be good eaters . . .
  15. Yeah, I know Skip. I saw the 12" record on the internet and I wasn't taking the photo at face value, that's why I included a couple more for comparison, and of course, anyone interested in exploring the subject further has plenty of research material available on the net. The centipede that I whacked with an E-tool had wrapped its body around my boot, ankle and lower leg when I stomped on it and was doing its best to gnaw my leg off. And, we did measure it after it was dead so it was a confirmed 14". (Body length-feelers not included) The Vietnamese ARVN's we were working with said it was about average for the area we were in, but not the biggest they had seen.
  16. Had an close encounter with one of these 14" beauties that was living behind a 4ft. wall of rotted sand bags we pulled down as we were rebuilding bunkers in Vietnam. I stomped on it as hard as I could (wearing jungle boots with metal insert), which didn't faze it. Had to chop it in half with the edge of an E-tool to kill it. Beacoup #10! (Very Bad!) (not me in photo)
  17. Welcome Aaron! Most of us get out when we can but usually not as often as we would like to. In the meantime, gold research, following posts on the forum and planning, help to keep the fire going. Good luck with your next adventure!
  18. It resembles some photographs of WA state Nephrite jade which is found in various colors of blue/green . . .
  19. Strange that they would leave this one off the list, although the SD2200v2 is included . . . Discontinued Products | Minelab Metal Detectors The Minelab SD 2200d detector was released in May 1998 and is no longer in production. The SD 2200d was a gold detector utilising Pulse Induction and MPS ...
  20. Good eye Bob! Perhaps kind of obvious, but I will say in agreement that these formations are definitely gold indicators. They indicate that if it's gold Ye be seeking, keep moving, for Ye shall find nothing here! However, they were so interestingly mysterious and stimulating to the imagination, I had to snap a few shots along the way to one of the placer areas. Realistically speaking, the geology is in fact complex, and frequently changing in the various regional gold districts. The strange sedimentary formations shown in the photographs happened to be adjacent to a placer deposit, (as I alluded to in an earlier post), which according to Geologists, is believed to have been transported from a distant source by glacier activity which accounted for the flat shape/thickness of the gold in the green plastic scoop. The nugget shown on the map came from an entirely different geological structure which tends to dominate the greater South Pass/Atlantic City 2.5 billion year old Green Stone belt, consisting of mines and prospects aligned along intrusive contacts and shear zones. The Hawk is an Eagle, perched on a distant hilltop . . .
  21. I can certainly believe that with all your forum moderator experience Skip, hard blowing winds shouldn't bother you at all!
  22. "I'm interested in its origin" One of the "Tiki Shops", Santa Monica Boardwalk?
  23. GEOGRAPHY, GEOLOGY, . . . and GOLD! M2U00021.MPG
  24. Hey Wyoming Digger, Way to go, and nice gold indeed! I just got back from hunting that area East of the Quarry across highway 28, North, (almost) to Beaver Creek, all the way out to the Tin Cup district and South to Oregon Buttes. The guy I was hunting with had tried the large GM coil on some of the tailing piles and seemed to be happy with it as he was getting good results. The biggest nugget was a 1/2 oz gold/gray quartz chunk at 8" from the top of a drag-line overburden pile. That's not a real test for a 10" coil I know, but with the pile being riddled with .22 brass, it was better than I was able to do with a GPX 5000 and 14" coil. He did comment that he liked the depth he got with it but found more gold with the smaller coil (naturally) We were hunting on and off of claims, BLM, and private property (with permission, of course) Wy Prospector's Association has a few claims in some pretty good areas for detecting; Miner's Delight, Strawberry Creek, Big Atlantic etc. As I'm sure you're aware, hardly anyone detects up there. It's all about water recovery. If you want any details on the club claims or anything, shoot me a PM. Cheers! Mac.
  25. Personally, I have only carried the small one for a days outing. Never went dead on me. I kept the larger one in reserve. In the olden days, I carried the larger battery which lasted all day as well. But I usually turned the detector off if I was digging for awhile, so I don't know how that would affect how long it lasts. You might try turning your detector on, then came back in 3 hrs to see for yourself.
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