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  1. Apparently they have found another piece (500 grams approx.) from this same fall. And the hunt is on for more.
  2. Don't for sure but under the low-power scope, it looks to have formed to the shape of the indentation in the stone. Looks like some type of sedimentary material that has hardened in place. Just my guess.
  3. I still haven't found that out. I have read where there is some way they can be identified using XRF. Blaine has a gun. If I do get a chance to visit with him on them, maybe he will use it on them. Supposedly heat applied to the rock will tell if it is a tektite or something else. If not a tektite, I have been told that the stone will bubble. I'm not going to heat one though. The rock hard soil trapped in them in places is a good indicator for tektites. Could be from an impact about 700,000 years ago.
  4. A little update on these two stones...I visited with Dirk Ross about them. I sent him a few up-close pictures. After he had a chance to view the pictures, he said they could possibly be from China. We discussed the surface marks and the rock-like soil trapped in them in places. All indicators of tektites. Sort of confirms my suspicions that they could be Quangdong Indochinite tektites after all. Dirk suggested that I ask Blaine Reed to take a look at them. I don't want to bug him but if I run into him again at some point in time, I think I will visit with him about them too. Always interesting to talk with Blaine. Last time I ran into him in a local antique shop, he pulled a piece of the moon out of his pocket and handed it to me. Needless to say, I was "over the moon" about having held a piece of lunar rock.
  5. when you are typing a post, if you select the underline key in the tool bar just above your entry you can get this effect. I this what you are referring to? If so just hit the space bar a few times then highlight those few spaces and hit the underline key again. That should stop the underlining and you are good to go to type regular again. HTHs The XRF analysis should pick up variances in the other minerals present. Might have to repeat the testing a few times on several samples
  6. If I close one eye and stare at it for a bit, I can just make out the outline of an Ichthyostega with a rib or three showing. : ) Bit of tongue-in-cheek. No response necessary. Truth is, I have no clue.
  7. possibly magnetite/hematite mix?
  8. If that is Paul Harris and James Tobin's business, I would say they are trustworthy.
  9. maybe plagioclase. And a further guess, anorthite.
  10. Here's hoping you find some really old coins and other old stuff. Good luck.
  11. Looks like you are doing things right with that new 800. Good going!
  12. Good choice on a stick. I sure like the one I have. I like my AT Pros that I have also : ). Anyway, I have spent quite a few hours swinging my 800 and might be able to give you some input if you find you need it. I mentioned before that good targets will have a solid repeatable signal for the most part. Double blips have usually turned up pull tabs for me. For silver coins, I have had to listen real close when they were about 6-8" down. But the signal is distinct. Rings are another thing as I have found gold and silver rings kind of all over the map. Hope you enjoy the machine. Don't loose your charging cord. : ).
  13. That many faults on the electrical system you would think would have caused some noticeable wide spread outages. Main line fusing and/or oil circuit breakers should have blown/tripped. Also, not sure if they played the clip twice with the view being from two different directions?
  14. I remember seeing those before only maybe different colours. What ya gonna do with 'em?
  15. Not a meteorite. Not an expert here but, but it looks to be coarse grained gabbro, a slow cooled magma with a lapped over layer.
  16. listen for good solid repeatable signals. If you are digging and the target signal seems to disappear, switch the detector over to pinpoint mode. When a target disappears, it usually is because it has been moved in the ground and is now on edge rather than flat. It's been my experience that the Nox doesn't like to pickup the things on edge unless you are in pinpoint, then it works great. With a little searching online, you should be able to find a list for the numbers different metals show on the Nox. Listen close for deep silver. I use Grey Ghost headphones and even with poor hearing, I do good with them.
  17. Not the same as the tektites you show in the top picture.
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