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  1. https://fireball.amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/browse_events
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. 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 c
  6. 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.
  7. The Wilcox Playa meteorite I found has a great shock vein.
  8. 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.
  9. Here is a cool video that Dolan Dave made of our trip.
  10. It looks incredible all cleaned up! Congrats again Richard! Great times!
  11. Not in this case. I think that one was on the ground for a while based on the broken edges.
  12. I went meteorite hunting a few weeks ago with Dolan Dave and a few others on some dry lakes in Northern Nevada. We all found a few meteorites. The one I am holding is 50 grams and the two others are 2 grams. It was a fun trip and not too hot.
  13. Thanks for the offer Greg. If we ever head back to Holbrook I'll email you!
  14. I read a great book a few years ago called The Apache Wars by Paul Hutton. It is a great history book about Arizona and New Mexico. The book described how the Apaches would build low height rock living areas in eastern Arizona that they would re-use as they roamed Arizona, New Mexico, and Mexico. It is a good read if you enjoy history.
  15. I have a rock saw in the garage....it would be easy for me to cut small section off to expose the interior. I am not sure I want to cut this rock before I get someone smarter than me to take a look at it.
  16. Swamp, I agree that Mike is the expert. But, when you consider these chondrite meteorites have been out in the elements for hundreds if not thousands of years one more time getting wet briefly with distilled water shouldn't hurt them. If there is some persistent dirt I am having trouble removing then I use the isopropyl alcohol and let the rocks soak for a while.
  17. Sometimes I use 90% isopropyl alcohol but the dried Willcox Playa mud came right off with some distilled water.
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