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Everything posted by Regmaglitch

  1. Bob, I love it! I look forward to progress on your snack wagon.
  2. Codifica I am not an expert, but in the lower Bradshaws, I have seen a rock with a cross carved on it and the word "oro". It was in an area with lots of both placer and hard rock mines.
  3. Bob, I like the name: Snacks One Guey ===> Ben
  4. Hi Budgie B, . It looks like a concretion - fossil mud. Not a meteorite. Keep hunting, luck smiles on the persistent. Ben
  5. I did the GPAA Nome, Alaska trip in the early eighties. Tons of mosquitoes. But I didn't have a problem with them because I brought the concentrated LIQUID repellent with me. NOT SPRAY! Muskol or Deet are fine as long as it is the LIQUID. Sure, the skeeters would still cloud around your body, but they kept a 5-6" distance. Put it on as if it were sunblock. You will STINK while you wear it, so don't put it on and then expect to run errands or visit folks. But it will keep them off you while you swing that coil or feed that high banker. oh, did I say to get the LIQUID?
  6. Bob, you can drop the eggs next to the Red-Flannel hash.
  7. The photo was ripped off from the website of the Tarus 2X2, which is a actual Russian 2-wheel drive, all-terrain motorcycle. They do not export to the U.S. At this time. When they first came out, the price 35,000 Rubles (About $980). I am sure the price is higher now.
  8. To newbies:. Please take your photos outdoors in natural light. True color and other features that will identify what your suspect stone might be, will be more apparent in sunlight. if you want to window a suspect stone quickly in the field, get a "Sharpening Sone" from Harbor Freight Tools for a few bucks, and keep it in your pack. Home Depot has one also, but charges about ten dollars. Makes a nice window effortlessly, in less than a minute. Low tech, low cost, extremely effective. I personally would not even bother to window rounded river-rock, or common ironstone, but it is
  9. Hey Al, this would have been 73-75.
  10. Hey Bob, How are you? We go up to Taos every couple of years. We always stop at Dean’s memorial, then have lunch at Dion’s, there on Central. My myrtillo’s bloom every year, and grow constantly.
  11. HeyHey Bob, . Great photos! About a century ago when I was in college, a buddy of mine in the same apartments, had a couple of pards who would visit annually on their way to LA, after harvesting two duffle bags of "Yote" in NM. ( no lie) OMG, those guys were different - very Carlos Casteneda, if you know what I mean. I saw the stuff, it was real deal. I've lived in Arizona my whole life, and never seen it in the wild, but since I HAVE seen a lot of exotic cacti, It is certainly possible. I have 5 colors of Peruvian Echinopsis night bloomers. It was a tough summer, my saffron
  12. HI Chrisrobe, . I think your piece is what is referred to as bog iron. It is very common in Britain and all of Northern Europe, and made up all the iron that was used in the Pre Roman Iron Age, and the later Viking Era. Before being smelted to remove dross, it contains significant carbon and silica, which is WHY your metal is brittle. Check it out. Good Hunting,. Ben
  13. Random Rocks, . Go down to the drugstore, and buy a nickel test kit. The Nickel Alert kit is pricey, retailing for $34 to $40, so ask for a "Spot" test kit, it is only about 20 bucks. Use the kit on the polished area after making sure there is no left over residue from polishing. And yes, Mike is right, your piece is on the "bubbly" side.
  14. Ahmad, . For an expert, you should refer to the nearest university with a Meteoritics lab. Then your unusual meteorite could be analyzed and classified.
  15. Adam, . Yes, it's slag, agreed. Boans, . Check the texture and vesicles.
  16. I am not familiar with testing methodologies for micro meteorites, but the photos are very high quality. A friend with SEM access is very nice. Be good to him. I would like to see more. Ben
  17. A mineral specimen maybe, but not a meteorite. Your English is fine. Keep hunting.
  18. I have seen several fireballs, but the best ones were in the mountains in elevations above 5000 feet. The biggest, longest one I saw from a clearing at dusk going roughly south to north, greenish in color, and large, like if you held a ping-pong ball at arm's length. It crossed the entire sky with only a slight arc. If it landed anywhere, it would have to have been several states away. My favorite, was at just under 7000 feet elevation. I was walking the dogs on a dirt road going due west well after dark. And even though it was a moonless night, no flashlight was needed, because the starl
  19. Hi Dale, . Now that you have had a local expert or university Meteoriticist tell you that your specimen is a meteorite, you need to cut off a piece that is either "20 grams, or 20%" of the stone, to go for testing, classification, and as a Type Specimen to stay at the Meteoritics lab. You can make it more likely to be classified by also making a thin section for the lab. Most university labs seem to have a two-year backup on material to be classified, budgets are low, and time on the micro probe is precious, so they may tell you that they are not accepting new material for classi
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