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  1. That is Paul and Jim's website. They can be trusted 100%.
  2. https://fireball.amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/browse_events
  3. Bedrock Bob is correct. It is identical to a meteorite I found out there last year that is currently being classified at Arizona State. It will most likely be a L6 chondrite.
  4. Recovering from elbow surgery and I was getting bored walking around my neighborhood. I decided to go out to Willcox Playa and walk around there for a several hours. The weather was perfect today. When I first got there I did about a 1 1/2 mile circle around my truck and as I was just getting back to my truck...Space Rock! 18.6 grams.
  5. It does not look like a meteorite to me. If you have a diamond file or a wet stone file a window in the rock then post a picture of the window you made using sunlight. If it is a meteorite you will see metal flecks on the interior. That rock looks to much like the pile of magnetite in my back yard!
  6. Merry Christmas All, I found this 10.2 gram rock on Willcox Playa in south eastern Arizona. Leaves a very faint grey or brown streak and it is attracted to a magnate. Been trying to figure out what exactly it is for about a year. At first I thought it was a xenolith, but then I read that a xenolith is covered with basaltic magma. The exterior of this rock looks to be the same green material on the interior just burnt or altered some how (one of the pics is the magnified exterior). I took it to an armature geologist friend and he was pretty sure it is epidote because there are some small clear or white quartz crystals in with the green crystals. When I looked for images of epidote nothing looked even similar to this rock. So now I am thinking it may be peridotite. You guys have any ideas?
  7. Well, after a few weeks of no meteorite pics on the forum, I thought I would post a few pics of meteorites I was able to see and hold at the LGF foundation a few weeks ago. The LGF Foundation is working with the State of Arizona in an attempt to start a Natural History Museum in the Phoenix metro area. Some very cool fossils, artifacts, petrified wood and most importantly... meteorites! In the pictures I am holding a large Campo Ciello Iron, 300 gram NWA Lunar (exterior and slice sides), a 20 gram NWA Martian and my favorite, a Portales Valley H chondrite.
  8. The Wilcox Playa meteorite I found has a great shock vein.
  9. Dave and Jim spent some time hunting for nuggets out by Drypan in a quartz heavy area with no luck. No meteorites out there either.
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