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here is my collection of meteorites i have found from both the franconia and holbrook strewn fields.

maybe some day i'll have as many grams total as some of the pros...

i might make a slide show of individuals but that would take for ever.

[Erik]

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Hey Erik,

That is a collection to be proud of. It definitely wasn't lack of hard work that got you those meteorites. You have put in a lot of hours and it shows. Thanks for the pic.

I would like to get out and hunt with you and your dad again ((this time I won't bring alcohol(not good for my stamina :no: )). I am hesitant about night hunts considering that is when all the snakes are out. I am sure with a little coercing I would give it a try. Later.

Scott

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man this new forum thing is wierd....

anway

-scott- there where no reptiles till the sun started to come up.

then there was only a few lizzards and maybe a horned lizzard or two but we only saw/heard one snake. and it was a little baby side winder. he was more afraid of us

than we where of him! after the pic he slithered away into a bush as fast as his body would let him!

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man this new forum thing is wierd....

anway

-scott- there where no reptiles till the sun started to come up.

then there was only a few lizzards and maybe a horned lizzard or two but we only saw/heard one snake. and it was a little baby side winder. he was more afraid of us

than we where of him! after the pic he slithered away into a bush as fast as his body would let him!

With that in mind, I am up for a night hunt! Got my new headlamp and should get my GMT fixed soon. Now if I can just convinve the weather Gods to "Chill Out" I am good to go.

HMMMM, looks like August has a full moon over the last weekend of the month? May try to plan one then.

Aloha for now,

Stan aka Kaimi

BTW, that is an awesome looking space rock collection Erik.

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Nice collection Erik! A lot of hard work and effort has been put into that collection. I love your holbrook stone, maybe someday I'll get me one.

Stan if your up for a night hunt let me know I'm always down for one if it's on a weekend.

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Hi Erik,

this is really a nice collection.

I am sure some day you will have more, but just think how lucky you are having the ones you have.

I have fewer than you, but still very happy about finding them.

Happy hunting,

Moni

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Erik:

Very nice… one of these days I’m going to hunt some of those areas in Arizona. I can’t believe how many are found at Franconia… I need to go there… Perhaps later this year.

You must be very proud… How long have you been hunting? Do you use a metal detector?

Keep your eyes to the Stars and your nose to the ground

G

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I'm just excited to find stuff in areas people really cleaned out!

I love the chondrites because every single one has thier own character to them.

If you look at them really closely you can tell which ones are Buck Mountain's and

which ones are Franconias.

The irons from franconia are cool too. if you rub them around with your finger grease

for a while, the acid in your hands takes the rust off and you can see the black

fusion crust that you see on irons like Sikhote Alines.

My dad and I just got into meteorite hunting when my dad read the book "rocks from space" by norton. We saw meteorites at local gem and mineral shows like Rockazona

and shows at the coliseum down town. After that when ever we where out in the sticks

we where looking for meteorites along with our main target being something like a lost gold mine or burried sattle bags filled with gold bars or just nugget hunting.

My dad started data mining the internet for stuff on meteorites when he came accross

the first apperience of the Franconia strewn field on this forum. we carefully read and waited for information telling us where to hunt and since 2004 every weekend we could spare we have hunted at franconia.

I remember at one outing Bill Southern, Jim Smaller, and John Blennert gave us advise and oriented us to the field.

I have got to give credit to thoes guys as the guys that gave me most of the knowledge

that put me in the right spots and got me doing the right stuff.

I do use a metal detector, I use my dad's old Whites GMT and my dad uses a mine labs SD2100 and they both will find the smallest chondrites at franconia if you have them set right.

Jim really helped me out with the settings and propper use of my GMT for the Franconia

field.

[Erik]

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Erik

Great collection!! You have been blessed with a father that spends the time and interested in the same hobbies. Also with the experts willing to share the info both in the field and Nugget Shooter Forums. Now maybe in the future you can share one of the new fields you will certainly find with some old guys :banged: close to the road. :laught16::laught16:

Keep up the good work.

Wayne

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