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  1. Hi all,

    Spent about 6 hours hunting the Holbrook strewn filed this weekend. Found two meteorites and one wannabe.

    I posted the pics of my first Holbrook find under Recent Finds on my web page.

    Now, the first one ended up being pretty big as you will see looking at the pictures. :rolleyes: I obtained two hay bales and hauled it up next to them for a size comparison.<_< The second one is 1/2 the size of the first and I have not had time to do anything with it yet. The wannabee needs a few opinions when I get a chance will post.

    Enjoy the pics. Click on them to get the full macro effect!




    Congrats on the finds. Did you find them by sight/ mag stick or did you use a metal detector?

    Richard aka kgmrg

  2. Hey Gang, Finally got around to posting a couple of small Franconia finds from two weeks ago, got new fangled camera, feared hooking it to the computer, Lord knows what will happen. The finds are not much to speak of a 9 and 12 grammer North Side. It was a great day for hunting, but a bit hot - 2 qt water gone. I went to cross the railroad tracks on this Friday and they were again working on the tracks right at the cross over. So I hit the wash agian, but that loose gravel got me gripped and I bailed early, and did the cross washlet trip , you know, bang your head on the roof of the cab - several meteorite wrongs suspended in mid air of the cab - then hit the opposite side of the washlet hard enough to bust your oil pan, the whole time trying to keep the gas peddle down about half so you won't get stuck. That wash with the heat is more suited for a Mississippi paddle boat. I found a 27 grammer about a month ago on the South side, and me thinks that someone, who may have been seeing just a tad too much sun lately, might not think it's the real deal (IMHO), so I posted a few more pics just to dispel any concerns that this 27 grammer might be a rock. All smiles. :) Good Hunting! Clifton






    looking good :thumbsupanim

    Richard AKA kgmrg

  3. Well here I was spending quality time with Jim Wooddell hunting for meteorites. As Jim said in his previous post it was HOT! Jim did well, but I only found a very small iron, which did not register on my gram scale. I guess it's better than a skunk. Anyway, Jim and I called it a day with him heading home and I to Laughlin for some R & R. I was just pulling into the parking lot of my hotel when I received a call from Jim asking if I was still in the area,it seems Jim had lost his .3 g iron back where we had parked. I could tell that Jim was not happy and I hated to disappoint him, but I had no plans to return to Franconia until the weather cooled down. Ok, I'm sitting at the bar drinking a refreshing beverage(budlight), smoking my favorite cigar and playing video poker :cigar: . I began to feel guilty and thought to myself if I do well, I'll go back to search for Jim's iron. I did really well so the next morning I was back to Franconia. You know the old saying "one good deed(turn?) deserves another". I called Jim to tell him I would look for his iron, which he said would be packaged in a clear plastic baggie with a white number strip inside. As I drove up to our usual parking spot with my drivers door window down I heard a distinct sound of a rattler. Now, there was this big bush next to my jeep and I thought to myself perhaps the rattle snake was in there ,but I couldn't see it. I stopped the jeep and started to step out with the sound getting louder. I decided to call Jim just in case I got bit. Jim's response was move the jeep (dummy) :stupidrb: which I did. Low and behold I see this very fine 3 (?) foot long rattle snake with what looked like a diamond pattern racing toward the bush. I tried to take a picture with my PowerShot camera,but in my nervous state it slipped from my fingers and fell between the seats. With that said, on the ground where the snake had been was Jim's iron, packaged as described. Jim ,who was still on the phone could only hear my nervous( from fear) laughter. I hate snakes! :yikes: Jim was over heard saying did you get a picture? Obviously I didn't. If you have read this far it is only fair to apologize for this long drawn out story,which only stands on my word alone. I did find a second .9g iron for my troubles. To me it was a win-win situation. I won in Laughlin, Jim will get his lost iron, I didn't get bit and I got a small iron to boot. Could you do better? :shrug:

    Richard AKA kgmrg

  4. Aloha Rich,

    Like I said on my text to you: Looks like you are getting the swing of that big coil from the looks of your finds. You just needed to be put in a spot that your coil could run over a specimen or two. Nice job. I wont have my GMT and coils back from Whites for about another week as they are just hammered with business. But when I do get them back I intend on calling in sick for a couple of days so I can catch up to you guys and Wendy too.

    Aloha and stay safe out there. Heres hoping the weather stays cool for another week or two.

    Stan aka Kaimi


    Thanks, I look forward to getting together with team Hershey. :thumbsupanim

    Richard aka kgmrg

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    Richard! Nice finds! Congrats. I hope you feel better now that you found those! :thumbsupanim Went out East of Parker yesterday...no gold or meteorites but some interesting finds.. 05182011at.jpg


    You know I feel like a million bucks. To find something so rare, and to wonder where it has traveled to finally reach our planet is amazing. :D

    The finds you made are truly interesting. How old do you think the Levi Strauss buttons are and could there be a meteorite hunter running around with his fly open? :hahaha:


  6. I made arrangements to meet Jim and Wendy at Franconia to try our luck, while the cool weather was holding. I must have had a senior moment, as I forgot where we were suppose to meet.Unable to reach them by radio I decided to search on my own.

    Anyway, after a long fruitless day I headed back to my jeep, when I got a text picture from jim showing his finds for the day.I was jealous, but happy for Jim and Wendy.I decided to call them to pass on my congrats,and bellyache. After receiving some good advise from Jim.

    I went back to search an area where I had previously made a find and sure enough it payed out with a nice CO. Jim must have been sending out some good vibes, as my luck had changed. I send praise to Jim :wubu: The next day was a short one, as I had a long drive back to Riverside.

    My luck was still holding as I found 2 small irons 30 feet from each other. One was on the surface the second buried about 2 inches. :spinnin:

    Total finds: CO 60.2g

    Irons 1.84g/ 2.26g


  7. Congrats on your finds. I had a similar Mojave Green experience several years ago at Cadiz. I must have walked right on top of it, when I felt something hit my boot. It wasn't till then that the Mojave Green began to rattle. I was a bit shaken-up as I expected the snake to warn me before I would get too close. :whaaaa: So, I guess at this time of year you need to keep one eye looking for meteorites and the other for snakes .

    Be safe,

    Richard aka kgmrg

  8. Jim/ Jason

    Great job! :wubu: Unfortunately I was there Monday and Tuesday hunting like a dog, and came out empty handed. :*&$*(:

    Well, it must be time to report that Jim and Jason cleaned out the place. The signs will be posted at the freeway exit

    CLOSED, due to lack of meteorites. Notice will be sent to Stan by special delivery. :cry2:

    Richard aka kgmrg :inocent:

  9. Richard, Real Good second find!! Hey could you post a pic? A home shot is fine. I'd sure like to see it. Ya Jim got a nice sized one. Last year I brought a couple of newbes out to Franconia and one of them, that had only found a 1 gram Holbrook ever, found a nice 586 grammer. I was skunked, but was hunting by sight. Anyway, the pain fades eventually, so I'm told. :cry2: Good Hunting!! Clifton


    This is not the first time jim has out done me. He's good at what he does.

    Thanks for your support.

    Richard AKA kgmrg


    I'll attempt again to post a pic


  10. Hi all!

    That's 4/26/11

    After hearing about Richard's find on 4/25 and after seeing a nice picture of it, I began having DT's and convulsions from meteorite hunting withdrawals, Wendy kicked me out of the house early this morning. Well, I headed for Franconia to hunt and had a very good day. Arrived as the sun was coming up and the wind was blowing but not bad enough to worry about.

    Got to hunt with Richard until 2pm and we both had to depart for home.

    My finds were as follows....

    1. 17.6g OC

    2. 7.9g OC subsurface 2"

    3. 15.9g OC

    4. 228.1g OC thumbsupsmileyanim.gif

    Spent the rest of the time trying to get Richard to stop crying! happy0193[1].gif And digging 50 cals and a bunch of lead

    This sure makes up for the skunks at Gold Basin!




    I just finished wiping the tears from my eyes. To say great job and enjoyed being there with you on your great find. Richard AKA kgmrg :*&$*(:

  11. Finds for Wendy and Jim


    1 - 15.2g OC


    1 - 23.3g OC

    2 - 1.2g OC

    3 - 12.7g OC

    4 - 3.6g OC

    5 - 2.2g OC

    6 - 10.0g OC

    7 - 3.3g OC

    8 - 39.7g OC Sub-Surface 6" on slope

    Good day except I forgot my cell and my hat. Stan and Richard are still on their ways home and will likely provide their reports! Jason, hope you feel better and get over that flu.



    Here's my report : After 9hrs of drive time to and from Franconia, I got to see what You, wendy, and Stan found. :grr01: Even though I got skunked it was my pleasure to spend the day with you guys.

    kgmrg aka Richard :thumbsupanim

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