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Greetings meteorite hunters,

On our last meteorite hunt outing, my hunting partner, George and I came across this really nice "big" meteorite. Here is a good picture of us drooling over this find.

Does any one have any idea how we can get it home???? :innocent0009: We are open for suggestions.

Bob

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Lets start :

1. Drug all the security staff :WOW:

2. Kill the power to the facility,thereby killing ALL security measures :evil1:

3.Get a FAST and BIG truck with a winch :ph34r2:

4. DRIVE LIKE HELL AND HOPE FOR THE BEST! :escape:

Good luck and if you need anything while in the BIG HOUSE let us know and we will try to get you some supplies. :sadwalk: :ROFL:

Aloha,

Stan aka Kaimi

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Bob and George,

How about a cammoflage-painted forklift?...........Too obvious huh?.......What about a REALLY BIG magnet in your back pocket! ( "Hey, it's not my fault. The darn thing just followed me home" ) Ben

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HI All,

Thanks for all the great ideas. I just figured that if I could get it home and fondle it for a few weeks I would try and sell it to some museum. Hey, maybe the folks at Meteor Crater might be interested in buying it from me. :laught16:

Happy meteorite hunting,

Bob Boorx4

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That does it, we drive by there everytime we go to San Diego to visit my daughter and I have never seen that beautiful Iron. Next trip, coming or going, this hombre is gonna get photographed beside that beauty.

Who we gonna get to slice it up once we get it outta there? :ph34r2:

Jim

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That would make an excellent "virtual geocache". Anyone got coords for the building or an address?

I need to get out of town anyway and this would give me a great excuse. Mahalo for this idea.

Aloha,

Stan aka Kaimi

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Greetings Meteorite Hunters,

This is great! Love the responses for my thread. Thanks to all who contributed.

The coordinates for this meteorite are: UTM/UPS NAD 27 12S0498090, 3876430

OR FOR THOSE STILL USING DEGREES, MIN. SEC: N35-1'-56.9", W111-1'-15.5"

HEY PALEFACE, IF YOU ARE GOING PAST METEOR CRATER ON YOUR WAY TO SAN DIEGO FROM KINGMAN, REMIND ME NOT TO GO ON ANY ROAD TRIPS WITH YOU. :rofl2: MAYBE YOU SHOULD INVEST IN ONE OF THOSE AUTO INSTALLED GPS UNITS. :ROFL:

BOB BOORX4

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Greetings Meteorite Hunters,

This is great! Love the responses for my thread. Thanks to all who contributed.

The coordinates for this meteorite are: UTM/UPS NAD 27 12S0498090, 3876430

OR FOR THOSE STILL USING DEGREES, MIN. SEC: N35-1'-56.9", W111-1'-15.5"

HEY PALEFACE, IF YOU ARE GOING PAST METEOR CRATER ON YOUR WAY TO SAN DIEGO FROM KINGMAN, REMIND ME NOT TO GO ON ANY ROAD TRIPS WITH YOU. :rofl2: MAYBE YOU SHOULD INVEST IN ONE OF THOSE AUTO INSTALLED GPS UNITS. :ROFL:

BOB BOORX4

Bob,

:hmmmmmm: :zzzzz: :opps: :confused0092:

I will blame it on one of those senior moments. The hearing is also getting bad, but THE EYE SIGHT IS STILL PRETTY GOOD. I was referring to the Old Woman Meteorite in Barstow.

:laught16:

http://www.meteorite.com/articles/OldWoman/index.htm

Jim

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Bob,

:hmmmmmm: :zzzzz: :opps: :confused0092:

I will blame it on one of those senior moments. The hearing is also getting bad, but THE EYE SIGHT IS STILL PRETTY GOOD. I was referring to the Old Woman Meteorite in Barstow.

:laught16:

http://www.meteorite.com/articles/OldWoman/index.htm

Jim

Yeah Jim, I've been wanting to check this one out too since it's only 30-40 miles away from my sisters house. Some day I'll get to it.

Del

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Hi Everyone:

For those of you who aren't familar with the story of the Old Woman Meteorite.

Back in 1976, a couple prospectors were in the Old Woman Mtns when they came across a large meteorite in a ravine. They filed a claim on it and sent a sample and picture to the Smithsonian Institute. They asked the prospectors to take them to the site so they could verify it. Months down the road, the prospectors took them to the site and later tried to sell the meteorite for $1,000,000.00 to the Smithsonian. A legal battle ensued and the Gov took possession of it.

Here's a photo of the meteorite in the ravine as it was found and they were trying to move it.

http://faculty.randolphcollege.edu/tmichalik/atmosphere7.htm

Another photo and story

http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/barstow/meteorite.html

What would you guys do if you came across anything this large?

Steve

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First thing I would do is map out the coords and document it completely. :smrt1: Then I would leave the area and approach a casino in Vegas and ask them if they were interested in getting a "one of kind" exhibit and make sure ALL documents showing I own the meteorite is done first before giving away any info. They have the resources and I bet they would be willing to go up against anyone for something like this to be used in their joint.

If not, then I would go get me a portable masonry saw with diamond blades and start hacking away to a manageable weight and bring it out myself. Wonder what would happen then?

If all else fails then I would approach one of the larger museums and give them my proposal. This way at least my name plaque would be under the display.

Oh well, we can always dream cant we! :brows:

Aloha,

Stan aka Kaimi

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  • 3 weeks later...
Jim, here is a pic of the Old Woman Meteorite in Barstow.

Would have loved to found that! :WOW:

Mike

Mike,

Hey, WOW........ That is one heck of a nice picture. That is also one beautiful chunk of iron. I am gonna have to stop there next time we head to San Diego. As much as I would like to find something like that, it would be a little disheartening not to be able to pack it home. Think that I will set my sights on a 2 lb Lunar...... :woohoo:

Jim

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