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Here is an email that I recieved today from an 8 year

old in California. I do as much as I can to help

people interested in meteorites. However, I can't

visit his class in California. Is there anyone out

there that lives near him that may be able to? If so

let me know...

Thanks,

Ruben

Dear Mr. Meteorite,

Hi,my name is Joshua Moy and I’m 8 years old. I go

to Elliot Ranch Elementary School Elk Grove , CA . I

want to learn more about meteorites because I’m curios

about meteorites so

I decided to do meteorites for my Independent

Accelerated Projects for school. I also have to do

research and a presentation. I know you live far away

from me but I was wondering if you have any Meteorite

friends who live near me who could bring some

meteorites to show to my class, but if no one can do

that, can you send some pictures of some? Thank you.

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Hi Ruben, I'd love to help this kid out but Elk Grove is way up in central California which is easily an 8 hour drive for me. I'll be up in that area around Christmas time at my sisters house so if he's doing his presentation around that time and he's not on Christmas break then I'd show them some of my finds. I could send him some Franconia in-situ pics I took this weekend if he'd like. Let me know

Del

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Wow, Thanks Del!

Here is his email address(i'm sure it's his mom's really), email him and tell him what you told me.... Joy2bMoys@yahoo.com

I'm sure he'd appreciate it. I SURE DO....

Thanks again,

Ruben Garcia

Alright Ruben, I'll send some of my in-situ pics to that address.

Del

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hey Ruben, I sent a few samples and pics to your fan and he sent me back a thank you card. Check out the attached pdf file.

I love it when I see kids enthusiastic about something, hopefully this influenced a future meteorite hunter!

Del

Card.pdf

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Say Del, after next weekend you should be able to send him a LOT more pics if he needs some. I will definitely be taking pics this time around as i am getting my long lost laptop back today as promised from Best Buy. :woohoo:

I may even bring it along to download my pics from my camera then be able to take a lot more that way. Can hardly wait to get my hands on it today.

Aloha, Stan aka Kaimi

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Wow!! Thats so cool.

Jeff Hodges put together this package for the little guy.

a set of 3 small Sikotes. A nice thumbprinted individual, a piece showing distinct orientation and flow lines, and a piece of shrapnel.

A small part slice of Santa Vitoria do Palmar, L3

A small endcut from NWA 2965, EL3 fossil meteorite

A small endcut and a piece of crust from an unclassified NWA carbonaceous chondrite. (very pretty and full of chondrules)

A Ghubara, H5 xeno thin section with minor flaws in the epoxy.

I wonder if he'll get the same type of note?

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Wow!! Thats so cool.

Jeff Hodges put together this package for the little guy.

a set of 3 small Sikotes. A nice thumbprinted individual, a piece showing distinct orientation and flow lines, and a piece of shrapnel.

A small part slice of Santa Vitoria do Palmar, L3

A small endcut from NWA 2965, EL3 fossil meteorite

A small endcut and a piece of crust from an unclassified NWA carbonaceous chondrite. (very pretty and full of chondrules)

A Ghubara, H5 xeno thin section with minor flaws in the epoxy.

I wonder if he'll get the same type of note?

Good on all of you for taking the time to help out this student. It's really nice to see kids interested in something productive and even better to see people willing to help out.

mick

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Wow!! Thats so cool.

Jeff Hodges put together this package for the little guy.

a set of 3 small Sikotes. A nice thumbprinted individual, a piece showing distinct orientation and flow lines, and a piece of shrapnel.

A small part slice of Santa Vitoria do Palmar, L3

A small endcut from NWA 2965, EL3 fossil meteorite

A small endcut and a piece of crust from an unclassified NWA carbonaceous chondrite. (very pretty and full of chondrules)

A Ghubara, H5 xeno thin section with minor flaws in the epoxy.

I wonder if he'll get the same type of note?

I would cerntainly hope so because thats a nice little collection there. I wish I could have sent him more, but since I'm still pretty new to this hobby I don't have much to give away. Either way, I'm glad to see a kid so young interested in space rocks.

Del

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Hi all,

After I posted a "help" letter from an 8 year old meteorite fan, several people came to the rescue. As far as I can tell he recieved at least 8 meteorites and lots of pictures from Delbert Waterbury, Jeff Hodges and Don Edwards as well as others.

Below is the link to his thank you letter.

http://www.mr-meteorite.com/youngmeteoritefan.htm

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Hi all,

After I posted a "help" letter from an 8 year old meteorite fan, several people came to the rescue. As far as I can tell he recieved at least 8 meteorites and lots of pictures from Delbert Waterbury, Jeff Hodges and Don Edwards as well as others.

Below is the link to his thank you letter.

http://www.mr-meteorite.com/youngmeteoritefan.htm

Ruben and all. That is very cool. You made a huge impact on this kid. Good luck and good fortune to all of you.

mick

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Hey Mick,

Wow! Since I posted that last email I've had people

emailing and telling me what they sent. It looks like

little Josh recieved between 20-30 meteorites and tons

of photos. Thanks also to Paul and Jim

(Meteorite-Times) who sent meteorites as well as Jims

Meteor Crater book.

We have some cool people in this hobbie!

Ruben

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Hey Mick,

Wow! Since I posted that last email I've had people

emailing and telling me what they sent. It looks like

little Josh recieved between 20-30 meteorites and tons

of photos. Thanks also to Paul and Jim

(Meteorite-Times) who sent meteorites as well as Jims

Meteor Crater book.

We have some cool people in this hobbie!

Ruben

You do have cool people in this hobby! I've been in education since 1980. Something like this makes a huge impact on a kid and then travels out to his friends and from there who knows where it will go. You all have planted a good seed.

take care,

mick

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Awesome collection he has started. Now that the seed has been planted we all had better watch out for this guy. He may just cast a shadow on all of us in the future. :smrt1: :whoopie:

And after this weekend I am sure we will be sending him more pics and a couple of Franconian specimens as well.

Aloha, Stan aka Kaimi

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Awesome collection he has started. Now that the seed has been planted we all had better watch out for this guy. He may just cast a shadow on all of us in the future. :smrt1: :whoopie:

And after this weekend I am sure we will be sending him more pics and a couple of Franconian specimens as well.

Aloha, Stan aka Kaimi

Too bad he can't make it to Franconia. Finding his own meteorite would be quite a thrill.

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