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Paseclipse last won the day on November 7 2012

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  • Birthday 12/02/1975

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    Meteorite hunting, metal detecting for meteorites/gold, drywashing.

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  1. Attached the Franconia Strewnfield GPX file that I've used for years and it's based on Jim Smallers map. Just rename the file to have a .GPX entension, upload to you're GPS and run the route "FranconiaSF". You'll know exacty where you are in the strewnfield while out hunting. Del Franconia SF.txt
  2. Cut about 20% off of it then take a pic in the sunlight using the macro on your camera. Get a nice clean pic and post it if you can. Del
  3. Converse- http://www.lapolicegear.com/co9melaupdet.html 5.11- http://www.lapolicegear.com/5tahwabocobr.html You can find more on the LA Plice Gear website- http://www.lapolicegear.com/ Del
  4. My first nugget took about two weekends and the second one took another two weekends to find. The third..... Weeeeelllll that one took 8 months to find! Keep at it because sooner or later that "bullet" you think you're digging up will end up being a gold nugget and it will be the greatest feeling in the world. Patience, persistance and perserverance is the key!! Good luck out there, you'll get one eventually.
  5. Wow thats the stuff dreams are made of! I used to frequently walk by reversed signals until one turned out to be a nugget. While digging it I was 100% convinced it was a piece of trash but I'm happy to admit I was totally wrong. Lesson learned... Best bet is to dig ALL signals!
  6. So if you have a 5000 why are you even bothering with an Explorer SE for meteorites? I've seen high end coin and relic hunting detectors pass over large Franconia meteorites like they weren't there. It's hard to say if the Explorer will handle Franconia's hot ground but you're 5000 will easily do it.
  7. Haha maybe Bucket! LOL Isn;t it amazing what people will give away to Thrift Stores? Holy s%*t I just read the manual.... I had to actually stop my head from spinning around. These things are freakin complcated! Can someone point me towards some resources to learn from? Thanks Del
  8. Thanks for the congrats everyone. Well I've read the maual now and I had to actually stop my head from spinning aorund! LOL It's amazing how complicated these metal detectors and it certainly makes you appreciate how simple the Minelab PI's are once you get used to them. I'll figure it out eventually. Hey Fred I've been working down in San Diego for the last few months and I think I may fire this bad boy up down here. If your up for a beach hunt or something let me know. Bill I'll shoot you a PM in the next few days. I need to pick up a few for this new toy. Del
  9. http://www.lapolicegear.com/co9melaupdet.html Del
  10. I was in a Thrift Store yesterday and as I was leaving way off in the corner and buried somewhat deep something caught my attention. I could only see the arm cuff of a metal detector but I had seen enough of these to know exactly what it was. As I approached it my first thought was "OMG that HAS to be a Minelab Explorer?!", as I started getting closer I realised "YES it is, it has an extra coil, AND it only costs $95.99!"- I didn't even have to think about it so I immediately snatched it up, paid for it, then took it home and it fired right up!!. It has a few bumps and bruises from sitting around someones house but it doesn't show the typical wear and tear from regular field use. Here's a couple pics- I know the Explorer II is a little old but for only $96 who can complain?! It just simply amazes me what people will donate to thrift stores!! Del
  11. Thanks for the update Martin. I always like to hear from you whats happening with this. I don't mean for this to sound negative or anything but I'm a little hessitant to give my money to PLP because the last time I did I din't even get a receipt for it. At that time I figured if I couldnt even get a receipt for my donation then they may not be the most organized non-profit group and giving them my money is probaly not a good idea. Reading this post has changed my mind about them a little bit and hopefully with more success they will eventually convince me that any money I donate will be put to good use.
  12. Frank the Sutters Mill meteorites are a very rare type called a Carbonaceous Chondrites and as of this date there has only been about 65 reported finds with a total known weight of less than 1 kilogram. With meteorites it's all about supply and demand and the Sutters Mill meteorites have a lot going for them. First they're an extremly rare type, second witnessed falls usually snag higher prices, and third the TKW is low. When you put this all together and factor in the demand for them (high) the prices will be extrememly high when compared to something like a Gold Basin or Franconia ordinary chondrite. Del
  13. 5 hours really isn't enough time to hunt for meteorites. Most successfull meteorite hunters spend days, months, and even years to find something... It's just the nature of a very challenging game that isn't easy to play. CdDL is a tough one to hunt but they are out there. Bob Verish wrote an article a while back that can help- http://www.lpi.usra....02/pdf/5295.pdf It's been a few years since I've found anything out there and I hunt the place occasionally. I tend to stay away from there because BLM and the OHV crowd can sometimes be annoying. Out on CyDL theres no rhyme or reason to where the meteorites are, you just have to walk it. Eventually you might come across something. The same goes for CdDL or any dry lake bed. Good luck Del
  14. The bright colors in your new pictures drown out the features on your find so it's still hard to say. Try taking some pics in sunlight using the macro on your camera. Take a closer look at the rusted areas and if metal is flaking off in layers then it most likely isn't one. You can also try doing a density test and if it works out to > 7 g/cm^3 then theres a chance. One thing about the El Paso's is that there is a lot of old miner trash there. I can't begin to tell you how much trash I've cleaned up in those mountainst! LOL There was a good size iron meteorite found in the El Paso's in the past- http://www.lpi.usra.....php?code=22549
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