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Hi,

I'm posting this for a friend that can't post for some reason.

I am a

newbie and would like to post a message or two on the forum but Bill

hasn't

given me access to post messages yet. Hopefully he will do that soon,

but

I'm sure he is busy with life and hunting. :-)

I've been reading a lot of the messages in the Meteorites section on

the

forum and saw all of the videos on YouTube and I think it's great! I

have

become very interested in what you guys do.

I am planning on driving from Denver to Phoenix for Thanksgiving (I was

born

in Phoenix and my parents still live there) and I was wondering about

collecting meteorites on the way down and the way back. I will be

driving

down on Tuesday afternoon/evening and all day Wednesday, so I was

hoping to

do a little hunting on Wednesday. I'll probably stay in a motel in

Gallup,

NM or Holbrook, AZ on Tuesday night. That would give me several hours

to

hunt on Wednesday morning and early afternoon before I drive to

Phoenix. I

have never hunted for meteorites, but I have done a lot of digging for

mineral specimens, so I know it's a "hit and miss" hobby.

I found directions to the Holbrook site on Rubens website, so

thought I

would try it. I will be there on Wednesday morning (and/or Saturday

afternoon when I drive back to Colorado). Will anyone else be there at

that

time?

Will there be anyone hunting in the areas where I will be driving? I

need

to learn this from an expert so I don't waste my time. I just bought a

Whites XLT metal detector but don't know how to use it yet. I've

watched

the video that came with the detector and will be practicing a little

on

Monday and Tuesday mornings. My route will be: South on I-25 from

Denver

to Albuquerque, then west on higway 40 to Flagstaff, and then south on

I-17

to Phoenix. My return trip will be along the same route.

Oh, and I've purchased 2 nice meteorites (my first 2!) in the past

month, so

I've already started my meteorite collection. I have a Campo del Cielo

(177

g) and a Sikhote-Alin (113 g). And I just bought a Pelouze scale like

the

one in a picture on one of your web pages. I will be driving my green

Jeep

Cherokee (with a spare tire on the roof), so I can go almost anywhere

to

hunt, given the time to do it.

I'm sorry about the length of this e-mail, but I'm so excited!

Thanks for reading!

Regards,

Bob "Bobert" Loeffler

Superior, CO

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Welcome to the forum and hope your "issues with the forum" become resolved soon. Like to see a newbie get involved in this hobby. Plus you drive a Jeep! :woohoo: Another Jeepster joins the group. :whoopie:

Aloha and hope to see you out in the field one day,

Stan aka Kaimi :ph34r2:

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Yippeee! I'm in! Thanks Bill!

Ruben, thanks for posting my e-mail. I appreciate it!

Kaimi, thanks for the welcome. I'll try to read the forum often to see what all of you are up to. If I find anything... <knocking on wood>... I'll post pictures.

Are there any Colorado meteorite hunters out there? If so, let me know.

Thanks and regards,

Bob

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Welcome Bob!! this is THE forum to get all of your meteorite hunting needs!!! :ROFL: I got your email and yes we will have to get together and hunt!! I may try Correo again this weekend for a few, but I'm not sure...email me your number and I'll give you a buzz!!

~Kelly

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Hi,

there isn't any point in using th detector at holbrook.

they dont have enough metal in them to sound off good.

magnet on a golfclub works great

[Erik]

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Thanks for the welcome, everyone.

Wayne, thanks for sending the DVD. I got it!

Kelly, I sent you my cell phone number. Talk to you soon.

Erik, thanks for the info about Holbrook. I have a golf club that will be perfect for this. :-)

I'll be offline for the next few days, so everyone have a great Thanksgiving!

Regards,

Bob

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