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First space rock I've found in this area. Showed it to Bill and we reckon it is most likely part of the Trilby find. Picked it up roughly a mile east & north of the recorded Trilby location.

33.1 grams

Lou

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Aloha,

Great find! Hope you find more pieces before they are all snached up.

Good luck out there.

Aloha,

Stan aka Kaimi

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Had my brain in backwards when posting the rock. :outtahere: Should have read approx. a mile WEST & North of the recorded Trilby fall. Found out I already caused some hunters to spend the day yesterday in the wrong area...

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So, what if they had found another piece out that way and expanded the field? i bet they wouldn't be so sore about it then.

Man, the weather was gorgeous out there today.

That area has been smashed! nugget hunters have hit a good 60% of the area.

They did miss alot of targets though.

happy hunting =]

[Erik]

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Really nice find :whoopie: :whoopie: While there's a high probablilty it could be part of the Trilby Wash find, there's also a possiblity it could be an entirely different one. I just think in any given 1 square mile area in the desert, there's bound to be at least one or two meteorites in that section.

Steve

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Erik, was great hooking up with you and your dad. Look forward to doing it again.

Steve, you sure could be right. If I find another piece in the area I'll certainly consider sending a piece in to be sliced and diced, etc.

Lou

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in any given 1 square mile area in the desert,

Steve

I did a little math to get a rough idea how long it might take to detect a one square mile area. Assuming you had properly gridded area and had a six foot swing- you would have to walk 880 miles in order to cover a one square mile area with a detector. :hmmmmmm: :Huh_anim]: That's an awful lot of miles if you think about it. That doesn't include specking- just the actual detecting itself. Assuming you could detect fifteen miles a day, it would take 58 days to cover a one square mile area.

Since no one actually grids a square mile area- is it any wonder why meteorites are still being found at Franconia and Gold Basin?

Steve

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My dad grids sometimes at franconia. thats how he gets the sub gram chondrites.

I would do that all the time too but i need one of those stock coils for my gmt to pick up

the small chondrites. But i like the Sierra Goldmax because you have more depth

and you can cover more ground.

[Erik]

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