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  • Birthday 05/21/1994

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  1. Thanks guys...much appreciated. Gold Basin would be great but might be a little too far a drive from san francisco for some kids...I'll still look into it, though.
  2. Hello all you fine meteorite-hunting folks. It's been a while, but I am still interested in meteorite hunting and geology. This is my senior year of high school (I took a year off for medical reasons) and I am formulating what my "senior project" might be, and am looking for some advice. Basically, I am planning on co-leading a week-long trip down to southern California with 5 to 7 middle school students to study ecology, geology, and astronomy. I plan on having a day or two dedicated to meteorite hunting as well. This will probably take place in April or May of 2014. Any suggestions on areas with unusual/interesting geologic formations? Any cool places to camp where you can camp and see some amazing stars? And any locations in Southern California particularly known for above-average number of meteorite finds? All suggestions/input is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Simon
  3. Thanks Frank, I'm actually a coin collector. I know a lot more about lincoln cents than I do about meteorites...lol!
  4. Thanks for the info, Mike. Glad I only paid for what I saw! I don't think the seller was from China. The two fragments had a little cardboard placard that gave information about the Nantan meteorite, like composition, location, etc. looked very official, so I dunno. Thanks again for the help. Simon
  5. Hi all, I thought I would share this recent ebay purchase. I wanted to find a nice, small-sized meteorite that had fusion crust for educational purchases, and I came across the one pictured on ebay for $10. The seller says it is an Algerian Chondrite with a mass of 14.7 grams. The seller was also kind enough to throw in some fragments of a Nantan iron-nickel meteorite as well! P.S. I included a lincoln cent for reference...I know a lot of people have those cool dice when showing how large a meteorite is. Any idea where I could get one, or if there is a special name for it? Happy new year, Simon
  6. That is an amazing find, and congrats on the getting it classified!
  7. Alright, my plan is to do a 3-4 day trip down in Barstow. First day we get there and probably relax, get any additional info we need. Second and third day we will most likely visit: -Coyote dry lake -Harper Dry Lake -Lucerne Valley I chose these 3 places because they are all within an hours drive of Barstow, which is just great. Hope everyone has a happy new year!
  8. Cool. Thanks for the info, Mike and Fred. It'll just be a magnet stick and eyesight alone, then!
  9. Do you guys think it is worth it to rent a metal detector for searching the Barstow area? I have actually never used one before...
  10. Thank you very much, Mike! Can't wait to get the hunt on.
  11. Once again, thank you to everyone that responded. Are there any good areas within an hours drive of Barstow? That is where I will be most likely staying. Thanks again.
  12. Thank you for the suggestion. I plan on looking for darker rocks that have a metallic appearance to them. I did an image search for H5 chondrite on google images, so I think I might base it off that.
  13. Hi guys and gals, I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and is looking forward to a great new year. I am planning a trip down to SoCal in perhaps a week or two, my main point of interest being Coyote Dry Lake (looked it up from this site: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/index.php). I am choosing this location, because it seems to have a lot of finds, at least according to the site I looked it up on. Has anyone searched here before? Any luck? Tips? Thank you in advance. I am just beginning, but am learning quite a lot. I noticed that a lot of the finds listed are H5, so I will bring along a big magnet stick. (I don't have a metal detector...is it worth renting one?) Thanks again, Simon
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