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Hej every one.

these are the ones im in boubt of. i would like some coments on these.

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss223/M...en/P5210096.jpg

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss223/M...en/P5210098.jpg

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss223/M...en/P5210099.jpg

These are the small ones i found.

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss223/M...en/P5210088.jpg

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss223/M...en/P5210089.jpg

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss223/M...en/P5210090.jpg

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss223/M...en/P5210091.jpg

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss223/M...en/P5210087.jpg

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss223/M...en/P5210095.jpg

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss223/M...en/P5210100.jpg

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss223/M...en/P5210086.jpg

And these are some bigger ones that are a puzzle.

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss223/M...en/P5210101.jpg

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss223/M...en/P5210103.jpg

and

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss223/M...en/P5210109.jpg

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss223/M...en/P5210110.jpg

This little peace in the upper right corner is from a big boulder that is below the first pic. and the boulder below the boulder. They are 1m distence from each other.

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss223/M...en/P5210093.jpg

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss223/M...en/P5210076.jpg

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss223/M...en/P5210078.jpg

The last 2 i found looked like this.

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss223/M...en/P5210107.jpg

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss223/M...en/P5210108.jpg

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss223/M...en/P5210105.jpg

And this is me a self potrait.

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss223/M...en/P5210080.jpg

This is where i hunt.

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss223/M...en/P5200068.jpg

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss223/M...en/P5210082.jpg

Good hunting

Mikael.

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Mikeal, being from the east coast, they look like typical river/ocean rocks to me, but pictures are sometimes deceiving. Take a look at some of the posts here about meteorites and how to ID them. That will give you a starting place, and probably help you in the field. From what I've read, most meteorites don't last that long near water, or in it for that matter. So, with that being said, it's not entirely possible to find one there, but probably a very, very slim chance. Good luck and keep hunting... Jason :;):

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Mikeal, being from the east coast, they look like typical river/ocean rocks to me, but pictures are sometimes deceiving. Take a look at some of the posts here about meteorites and how to ID them. That will give you a starting place, and probably help you in the field. From what I've read, most meteorites don't last that long near water, or in it for that matter. So, with that being said, it's not entirely possible to find one there, but probably a very, very slim chance. Good luck and keep hunting... Jason :;):

Hej Jason.

I´m sure that the small one are meteorites ( the ones that are on the left, small ones, broken into 2 and 3 peaces) because there is no seawead on them and because i have one that looks like that and it´s gray with round black objects on the surface i was in doubt my self thats way i cut it into 2 peaces and there was the scatterd iron on the inside.

The third reason is that not far away from where i live i can sea the beach from the window and i walk there once or twice a week.

And for ones i´m in doubt of i take them because they look funny and like the one with the brawn outside and the white inside...

But any way i have to tend to a freinds birthday and i have not seen him meny years.

Thanks Jason.

Good hunting.

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Mikeal, here is a website that has what people thought were meteorites, but turned out to be meteor wrongs. Again, pictures are sometimes hard to tell, but again looking at your small pieces, they really didn't resemble meteorites. Good luck in hunting. Jason :;):

http://www.meteorites.wustl.edu/meteorwron...eteorwrongs.htm

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Mikeal, here is a website that has what people thought were meteorites, but turned out to be meteor wrongs. Again, pictures are sometimes hard to tell, but again looking at your small pieces, they really didn't resemble meteorites. Good luck in hunting. Jason :;):

http://www.meteorites.wustl.edu/meteorwron...eteorwrongs.htm

These here look the same on the surface but have a slightly red colour the gray

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss223/M.../P5210087-1.jpg

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss223/M.../P5210090-1.jpg

This one i found one of before but it went out with the other stones.

I was so locky that i found a new one and thought i will cut this one up and below is the what it looks like when it´s polished in carbon.

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss223/M...en/P5290125.jpg

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss223/M...en/P5290123.jpg

Good hunting.

Mikael.

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Jayray is right...

Those are cool rocks but none are meteorites. No one on this forum really wants to say it because no one wants to come off as being rude. However, I think at some point you have to be told. It would be near impossible to find even one single meteorite on a beach.....sorry.

You have a lot of enthusiasm and energy. That's good. Keep studying and one day you may indeed find a meteorite. Unfortunately, so far you haven't.

Your rocks don't look anything like any meteorite (no chondrules, fusion crust, iron flecks, rust spots, stress fractures etc...) The sparkles you see are more than likely hematite NOT nickel iron.

Don't get upset though. We (Jayray and I) are only the messengers.

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Better to hear the truth than live a falsehood.......

The trouble is , Ruben...you, Del, your blood brothers, BEN and Eric...to name a few... make finding meteorites seem easy and effortless..success everywhere you go....space rocks crying take me take me...

Seeing that, many newcomers expect similar success...unfortunately, they will not always find the way littered with space debris...

Fred

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Better to hear the truth than live a falsehood.......

The trouble is , Ruben...you, Del, your blood brothers, BEN and Eric...to name a few... make finding meteorites seem easy and effortless..success everywhere you go....space rocks crying take me take me...

Seeing that, many newcomers expect similar success...unfortunately, they will not always find the way littered with space debris...

Fred

Fred,

You are so right!

I have been thinking of doing a video about my adventures in 1998 where over a 4 month peroid (while I learned) I found, 2 flat tires, 4 sun burns, 9 sores on toes, 1 wasted airfare, 7 expensive motels, 2 getting stuck, 1 missing wifes birthday (ouch), ruining 2 metal detectors, losing 5 magnets, flipping my quad, breaking 2 ribs, 1 double fine ticket -$250, and all without finding a single rock from space.

Until the learning curve is done thats all you can look forward to. Fortunately for Mike, Paul and Del I shortened their learning curve....... now they kick my butt!

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Hay man , best advice i can give you is lesion to the people on this form that's where i learned from ...and I'm not a bad hunter now, but hay thy showed me the ropes,.... well after i bugged em to death :) get rocks from space read it ,theirs a lot just read a lot and lesion to people on the forms , if you get the bug its kinda like the gold bug Yule be hucked and nothing will turn you a way...gosh look at me typing a way ...

If you any more questiuons just ask and most of us will help you out here hay and check rubens sight out,,, some how 2 on there just might give you the buge you need

Nate

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Better to hear the truth than live a falsehood.......

The trouble is , Ruben...you, Del, your blood brothers, BEN and Eric...to name a few... make finding meteorites seem easy and effortless..success everywhere you go....space rocks crying take me take me...

Seeing that, many newcomers expect similar success...unfortunately, they will not always find the way littered with space debris...

Fred

Fred we might make this look easy when we post our finds on the forums and what you see is the result of successful hunts. But what you don't see is all the sweat, hard work and effort every regularly successful meteorite hunter puts into the field hunting for them. I mean can you see the post "Went hunting this weekend... didn't find s$%t"... it's not even worth mentioning! Sheesh I remember my first year when I spent the whole summer in 110 degree heat hunting dry lake beds and I came home with absolutely nothing! That was a very discouraging summer but I stuck with it!

I wish I could say this is easy but it isn't and you know and understand this since you hunt for gold. I've been fortunate enough to get hooked up with a great group of guys that have helped out me tremendously. However I will admit even though I find them I still have MANY days when I come home with nothing to show but sandblasted skin and sunburned ears... none of which bothers me because it's all part of the game.

Del

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Fred we might make this look easy when we post our finds on the forums and what you see is the result of successful hunts. But what you don't see is all the sweat, hard work and effort every regularly successful meteorite hunter puts into the field hunting for them. I mean can you see the post "Went hunting this weekend... didn't find s$%t"... it's not even worth mentioning! Sheesh I remember my first year when I spent the whole summer in 110 degree heat hunting dry lake beds and I came home with absolutely nothing! That was a very discouraging summer but I stuck with it!

I wish I could say this is easy but it isn't and you know and understand this since you hunt for gold. I've been fortunate enough to get hooked up with a great group of guys that have helped out me tremendously. However I will admit even though I find them I still have MANY days when I come home with nothing to show but sandblasted skin and sunburned ears... none of which bothers me because it's all part of the game.

Del

Del man what are you talking about we never put in 12 houer days and got skunked o wate we have ;)

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And you forgot Whet feet and ticks on the balls...

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And you forgot Whet feet and ticks on the balls...

:hmmmmmm: :unsure: :zapped: OUCH

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Guys; anyone that has endeavored to become skilled at some hobby understands there is a learning curve for regular success...When i was 6 or 7 I wanted to fish, my Dad showed me how to cast and said practice...which I did for hours. When I wanted to pitch he nailed a milk bucket to the shed and I drove them crazy thowing that baseball a million times a day...

Same with nugget hunting and meteorite hunting...

But, to show the whole picture is part of the reason I post the results of my little adventures...I found one small piece three weeks ago at Holbrook ( 99% certain)...spent 7 or 8 hours there, walked at least 8 miles, probably cost 80-90 bucks....would I do it again...yes I would, and will many times more before my time is done.

Fred

Dean and Ruben and Ben...I love seeing the young people out doing something real...good on you all.

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Guys; anyone that has endeavored to become skilled at some hobby understands there is a learning curve for regular success...When i was 6 or 7 I wanted to fish, my Dad showed me how to cast and said practice...which I did for hours. When I wanted to pitch he nailed a milk bucket to the shed and I drove them crazy thowing that baseball a million times a day...

Same with nugget hunting and meteorite hunting...

But, to show the whole picture is part of the reason I post the results of my little adventures...I found one small piece three weeks ago at Holbrook ( 99% certain)...spent 7 or 8 hours there, walked at least 8 miles, probably cost 80-90 bucks....would I do it again...yes I would, and will many times more before my time is done.

Fred

Dean and Ruben and Ben...I love seeing the young people out doing something real...good on you all.

Well man grats on you halbrook, im have to hit it up soon :)

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Mikael,

Don't give up!!! It took me many many months, a couple pair of worn boots, tons of scrapes and scratches, some bad falls, damaged detectors AND lots of days with no finds still!!

The guys here will make it a whole lot easier to identify one when you do find it. A ton of knowledge to be found if you just study the past posts and the photos that accompany them not to mention some of the forum members web sites regarding meteorites. I communicated with good folks from this forum who were more than willing to answer the many questions I had.

Awhile back I went on a three month streak of not finding anything except blisters and money on gas spent.

Good luck and good hunting Mikael.

Fred...thanks for the kind words!

Dean

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Hi Guys,

Yes, there is a learning curve. It was not too big a jump for us because we were already gold hunters and rockhounds. We alrealdy knew metal detectors, basic geology, and a few other helpful things. None the less, there is still a learning curve. No slam to the folks who have hunted West or Buzzard Coulee but, it aint as hard to find fresh, jet-black, just-fallen meteorites in most visual backgrounds, as it is to find stones that have been weathering for a hundred, or a thousand years in a hostile desert environment where everything looks the same. Out there, the meteorites are just not going to look like the ones in the books or the dealer's catalog. That is why the learning curve is so important. The sooner you start it, the sooner you'll be past it. I want you to know that the people who are posting finds have learned their craft, and bust their butts to make those finds. I'd also like to add that all but one, of my finds come from "hunted-out" areas. I say this because you can create your own good luck with persistance. It also helps that you have this huge resource right here before your eyes - it is the members of this forum that selflessly give help and advice to people just starting out. That said, you'll learn more from a day in the field, than a month on your computer. Yes hunters spend time on research but, sooner or later, they still have to get out of their armchairs to find meteorites. Time in the field equals expertise.

Okay, I'll just get off my soapbox before I fall off,

Ben

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Hi Guys,

Yes, there is a learning curve. It was not too big a jump for us because we were already gold hunters and rockhounds. We alrealdy knew metal detectors, basic geology, and a few other helpful things. None the less, there is still a learning curve. No slam to the folks who have hunted West or Buzzard Coulee but, it aint as hard to find fresh, jet-black, just-fallen meteorites in most visual backgrounds, as it is to find stones that have been weathering for a hundred, or a thousand years in a hostile desert environment where everything looks the same. Out there, the meteorites are just not going to look like the ones in the books or the dealer's catalog. That is why the learning curve is so important. The sooner you start it, the sooner you'll be past it. I want you to know that the people who are posting finds have learned their craft, and bust their butts to make those finds. I'd also like to add that all but one, of my finds come from "hunted-out" areas. I say this because you can create your own good luck with persistance. It also helps that you have this huge resource right here before your eyes - it is the members of this forum that selflessly give help and advice to people just starting out. That said, you'll learn more from a day in the field, than a month on your computer. Yes hunters spend time on research but, sooner or later, they still have to get out of their armchairs to find meteorites. Time in the field equals expertise.

Okay, I'll just get off my soapbox before I fall off,

Ben

That was beautiful Ben. It brought a tear to my eye,

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That was beautiful Ben. It brought a tear to my eye,

Bedrock Bob and Dean, I think the hills be callin us for a trip real soon. Bud Light too!

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Ben

You are the master of speach on this sport. Your lingo is correct to the point. Its hundreds of hours spent hunting for the specimens in very different terains to find the old ground to hunt on. Desert Pavement or other patina ladened matieral. Strewn Fields are nice to hunt in but what about the new finds?? Its a forcast that says that you will get hit by lightning 3 times before you find your first Meteorite. Well I hope not!! What about the old saying, there's one Meteorite on every 5 acres of ground!!! But how deep!! What a Hobby we have!! The hook was set in my lip and I can't shake it.

Take a look a Todd Parker and the four finds he found in 2008. All are in for classification at this time.

What a haul!!! All were in rough ground just looking for the right geology. Hats off to Todd.

Wayne :icon_mrgreen:

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Hi all

Why does my spell check not work.

Wayne :shrug:

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Hej guys.

Thank you all for some funny and inspiaring replys. '

I will go for a hunt today, well it´s more of a recovery then a hunt, but next week i will go to Gilleleje for a hunt.

Jayray. Nice beaches you have there in Miame Beach, Everglades; nice swamp and alligotors, Key West; i will never forget that cactus groving over the street, it was huge! And the Mexican Golf; we could walk out a 100m and the water was only reaching to the knees and thoose smaal crabs hiding in there small holes never the less all the briges we drove over from Miami to Key West. It was breathtaking...

Thank you all again.

Good hunting

Mikael.

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Hej guys.

Thank you all for some funny and inspiaring replys. '

I will go for a hunt today, well it´s more of a recovery then a hunt, but next week i will go to Gilleleje for a hunt.

Jayray. Nice beaches you have there in Miame Beach, Everglades; nice swamp and alligotors, Key West; i will never forget that cactus groving over the street, it was huge! And the Mexican Golf; we could walk out a 100m and the water was only reaching to the knees and thoose smaal crabs hiding in there small holes never the less all the briges we drove over from Miami to Key West. It was breathtaking...

Thank you all again.

Good hunting

Mikael.

Mike,

From what I am getting from everyones posts and the little knowledge I have about finding meteorites is that there is no reason for you to go on a "recovery" of what you tossed back in the other day. A reason why these rocks dont have seaweed on them (?), someone else recently through them in? I am going to have to agree with everone else that the beach walks are a good way to find cool rocks, but not to find space rocks. From your pictures all of your rocks look like "basalt" which commonly has phenocrysts (crystal inclusions) , and clasts (rock inclusions) in it as well as rounds down nicley like yours are do to there softness of being made up of a large percentage of feldpsar which is relativly soft.

Cheers,

Carson

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Hej Carlson.

Indeed I have right insome degree.

Seweed will grow stone pretty fast as i have been making test on rocks.

2 weeks it will be slippery, a month it will have green spots. After 5-6 month the hole stone will green hair on it accsept the buttom part.

I agree that that they will deckay pretty fast but how fast no one knows, no one have ever made a test with this in maind.

I now that water expands when it gets hot and when it gets under 0C and the ice crystals will expand and crack the stones into smaller pieces.

I have been reeding a book about meteorites the book is calld ¨meteoritter nøgle til jorden fortid¨ written by Vagn F. Buchwald and poblished by gyldendal and here it says clearly that an chondrite class E or clan how ever you want will go from E to H to L to LL and here is my point there is nothing written about how much time will pass before it goes from an E to H. The next point is ¨chondrites does not have to be raund they can be flat or misplaced in the sens that a chondrit could have had a colission with a nother body cracked into peaces and then got reheated and got misplaced¨.

Olivine chondruls can contain feldspar in the core of the chondrul and olivine chondruls have three colours green green, bright green and white green.

The flakes you see in the pic as white dots are metal flakes not feldspar i now how feldspar looks like i got 12 (the highest grade in the grade system in DK) In volcanism, hot spots, chemichal composition of lava and volcano types, tectonik plates and movement. This was in ninth grade in tenth grade i got 10 for expleining core phisics. Never the less i have been in Poland in the mountains the part thats calld Gòry Stolowe here are mountains of sandstone. 18 years of my life i have lived be the sea so close that when i woke up i just had to push the curtains aside, there was the sea 10m from me, from the window. and 5 years close to the sea every one who lives in DK. have only a 1 hour ride be car to the sea.

The last point is that i have posted some pics of a hole stone where i got negative but then i cut some of the stones into smaller peaces and polished them and then i got very positive replys. Never judge the book by it´s cover.

But never the less the negative replys made me throw 9/10 of all i have collected away that would be around 180 Kg of stone and cept the ones felt strong about.

Thank you guys again.

Good hunting

Mikael

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But never the less the negative replys made me throw 9/10 of all i have collected away that would be around 180 Kg of stone and cept the ones felt strong about.

Hi Mikael, I see absolutely no negative replies here, in fact your getting a lot of good realistic meteorite hunting information from guys who have successfully found them in the field. Sorry to tell you.. the probability of finding a meteorite on a saltwater beach near the ocean is VERY slim. Take the advice people have given you here and try to learn something from it.

Del

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