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  1. Unfortunately this has been in a little cubbyhole in my desk for years - so unable to say location where we found it. We look for rocks and meteorites and really don't remember which trip it was. It is heavy for it's size. It is silver color - may look goldish in pics but it is not - just silvery. I know the pics are not good but I just can't get it clearer. Any suggestions what it is? TIA1FBC4556-03E4-4EA3-B9C5-78FD906C6202.heic B46B26A4-FF2F-4E8C-A542-2C78AA19CC54.heic
  2. So sad. He taught me how to meteorite hunt.
  3. Fortunately in Morocco the meteorite belongs to the finder and can be taken out of the country back home. BUT thank you for the words of advice. They are not taken lightly.
  4. We are newbie meteorite hunters - only been out to Gold Basin about 6 times. We are heading out on a tour to Morocco. Have several free afternoons. Sahara is calling my name!!! Can't take detectors, anyway everybody seems to use a magnet stick. We can find sticks there or take folding canes and can take a few neodymium magnets in the suitcase. How can we attach them to the sticks/canes???? Is tape OK??? or does that reduce the magnetic pull? Thanks in advance. If we get anything - will post!
  5. Thank you. I will post what we get!! I'm thinking positively!! Actually it doesn't really matter if we find anything or not because I just love being out in the desert and hunting!
  6. Hey Fred - it's Sue! Thank you to you and Frank C for saving me a big OOOOOOPS!!
  7. The wire is attached to the coil with a flexible piece and it looks like a hex nut attached to another hex nut. Can I unscrew these? This is an older detector - actually bought it from Kaimi Stan and certainly would not want to damage it. It probably has never been disconnected there. Thank.
  8. Just my 2 cents about protection. We're from Florida, so we travel to get to Arizona deserts. We don't own handguns. When we go out, I mail ahead a can of bear spray since you can't take it on the plane (costs about $8 to ground ship via USPS). I figure if it would stop a bear, it would stop anything else (boar, coyote, bobcat......). Will be interested in hearing any comments about this.
  9. Is that for me to fill up? Can't wait to get back out there!!!
  10. Had a lovely time in Gold Basin over the past weekend with some wonderful people. Special thanks to Fred Mason and lovely wife for taking me under his wing and getting me on the right path of detecting. Found my first one, then a second. They're beauties!!!!
  11. To Au Seeker: Thanks so much for that info. Will start checking again in January for March!!
  12. Oh gosh. Granddaughter coming for Disney that weekend! Darn! Please post the March date when available!
  13. Live in Florida so have to arrange airfare and stuff. Any group hunts planned in the near future?
  14. I had no idea that Bill Southern does field training. I just messaged him. Also PM you. THANK YOU!
  15. I have Kaimi Stan's Whites GMT Goldmaster. The class I am considering doing gives instructions on how to identify, then takes you out a couple of times with instructors with you into a seeded field to help you locate and identify. I live in Florida so have only a few chances to go out West and hunt. The few times I have, I brought back tons of meteor wrongs. However, I did learn how to file a window, which unfortunately ruled out all my rocks! It is very hard to do this from pictures. I know you only get to be proficient with practice and hours put in, unfortunately limited due to location. The detector they use is Minelab SDC 2300. I need all the practice I can get for MY detector - but they try and push the sale of theirs at the end - I get it. I think this would be the only way for me to truly learn how to detect and identify. Are the two detectors at all similar since I would be getting instruction on the minelab?
  16. I have a White's Goldmaster with the additional GoldMax. I can go to a class using a Minelab. Are the machines similar, so that what I learn about Minelab is applicable to my Goldmaster?
  17. Live in Florida. Looked up some rock and mineral clubs and will be attending one in North Fort Myers tomorrow night!
  18. Unfortunately out of my 17 'possible' specimens collected at Gold Basin, after learning how to do a window, all were just hot rocks! Anyway, just a thank you to the guidance given on this forum. I used a whetrock and some dremel tools (whetrock easier). Whetrock is nice cause you can take it into the field. Hopefully next time will be better. Please post next group outing. I would love to make arrangements to join you all. Thanks!
  19. Got a whetstone and some drill grinder bit things for the Dremel. Both worked well. Nice that you can take the whetstone out with you. I had 17 'potentials' and I use that term very loosely since I am such a newbie. Anyway, none were meteorites. That just means I will have to look some more! Hope they have more group hunts that I will be able to go to. Thank all for the suggestions.
  20. Slice was the wrong word. I am thinking of cut and polish.
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