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My First Meteorwrong and a question


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Hey I am new to the site and I thought I would post my first find in my attempts to find a meteorite in West Virginia.

http://s173.photobucket.com/albums/w71/but...=DSC_0071-1.jpg

I am just excited to have something else to look for other than wheat pennies with my Whites. But after 10+ hours of searching I am realizing they are infinitely more elusive that a wheat pennies. My question is I have seen modified or homemade coils for metal detectors they look like a flat square PVC box people are just dragging around behind them. Does anyone know how to build one or possibly a book or a site? The other question is how fast does the average iron meteorite decay in the environment that I live in?

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Hi Butter,

Your stone doesn't appear to be a meteorite. Have you streak tested it yet? The large square coils in PVC are for use with a deep pulse induction type detector, not a VLF unit. Your detector will be more sensitive to chondrites when you manually ground balance. Auto ground will tune them out. Keep on hunting, you can find that first meteorite.

Ben

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no i didn't streak test it after I cut in to it i realized it was not a medroite. i just need to find more information on a induction pulse metal detector searching with a hand healed unit is slow.

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