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  1. No, you have it backwards, and I'm attacking the issue (i.e. your finds not being meteorites) head on. The finder gets their find classified, then sells/donates/collects/etc. it. But to use your line of reasoning, your photos and the physical characteristics therein are not conducive to meteorite finds.
  2. Looks nothing like a meteorite. They do come in all shapes and sizes, but that doesn't mean that every shape and size is a meteorite.
  3. It was most likely freezing cold. If the body expects something to be very hot, it will feel very hot. You can make someone think they are being burned with an ice cube. And where are they getting the valuation of that rock? There's no way in hell he's a millionaire in US currency from that. These news people find the most expensive meteorite they can and then apply that price to every single meteorite that makes the news.
  4. Met up with the illustrious Bob Verish for a little hunting the past Saturday. Bob always has his finger on the pulse of finds here in the southwest, and I had the pleasure of helping him look for a second meteorite at this locality. We didn't find any meteorites, but we did find several interesting mineral specimens, as well as numerous obsidian and jasper shards from native Americans (which we left in place). It was a gorgeous day, just wanted to share a few pictures for everyone who's stuck at home. Hoping to get back out there while the weather holds, and hopefully establish a new stre
  5. Free gps apps on the phone are good enough for recording a location, I think the gps antennae works regardless of cell signal, but I'm not sure if the apps will work.
  6. No to wood, it always emits moisture (why the make cigar cases/boxes from wood). Sealed plastic or glass with some desiccant is the way to go.
  7. For known fall and find locations you can use the MetBul as a resource, most all of the coordinates are accurate: https://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php
  8. If only there was some sort of established scientific process that can identify a rock as being of terrestrial or extraterrestrial origin...
  9. Derek Erstelle? Being an "expert" at finding meteorites is not a replacement for proper meteorite identification. There are a few finds from Manitoba, but no strewn fields that I can find documented, please cite the known strewn fields. Seems that all the meteorites from that region are irons, please share what makes them "totally unique". Come back with a proper meteorite identification and classification, it's a fairly straight forward process.
  10. A couple nice, crusty finds there, Jason! StV is always one of my favorite places to visit.
  11. Lots of talk without saying anything of substance, as I've come to expect from people like that. Good day, sir.
  12. Now that's how you take a walk! Wish I had a strewn field near by to take my daily walk through.
  13. https://www.lpi.usra.edu/publications/newsletters/lpib/new/five-things-learned-from-the-antarctic-search-for-meteorites/
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