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Found this today after looking around with the whites today and found this thing 3” deep it is magnetic has dark gray and black spots is it a meteorite or meteowrong? The dark spots I spent some time trying to sand them away from the metal but I realized they are throughout the thing.

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Butter, I live in Fort Bragg, N.C. and I have found several pieces that looks exactly the same, and I all but peed myself thinking I have something, even went so far as to send them to Ted Bunch, and they turned out to be terrestrial. But what you have COULD be a meteorite, all I'm saying is I live near you (Within a few hours driving distance) so it could just be common earth metal for the region. Do a nickel test, and this could help to rule it out, or increase the chances.

Good luck!

[Rocco]

I know about hunting the woods, and let me tell you, it's not easy!

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Did the streak test on the back side of a dinner plate and it looks like a #2 pencil I will get a nickel allergy test kit at a pharmacy when I get time to further the findings. From what I have read most meteorites leave a light gray streak and a dark gray streak is not good sign it looks dark to me.

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Hay just imo, it's eather one of 2 things its eather a rock or its slag cuse as far as i know there no natural mettle like that it rusts a way over time correct me if im wrong , so I say get it tested ...

just my thoughts

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I ordered a nickel detection test kit I should get it soon but meanwhile I will keep looking. I will say for the amount of time I am putting for a find in its not panning out well at all. Just today I looked around for another five hours and I am beginning to wonder if the old whites is not picking them up. Now that I am thinking about it I have only dug up one hot rock or meteorite what ever it is in the 35+ hours of searching. The metal detector is working to some extent I have dug countless metal objects varying is shapes, sizes and material. Does anyone have any suggestions? :hmmmmmm:

I was thinking of getting another detector I like the old 5900 pro ls but I cant find any info on how well it does for hunting meteorites. From what I have read the XLT or DFX is the way to go but I am not crazy about LCD, settings and programming and they are pricey. Will the 5900 do a the job for meteorite hunting or should i spend the cash on a newer model?

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I ordered a nickel detection test kit I should get it soon but meanwhile I will keep looking. I will say for the amount of time I am putting for a find in its not panning out well at all. Just today I looked around for another five hours and I am beginning to wonder if the old whites is not picking them up. Now that I am thinking about it I have only dug up one hot rock or meteorite what ever it is in the 35+ hours of searching. The metal detector is working to some extent I have dug countless metal objects varying is shapes, sizes and material. Does anyone have any suggestions? :hmmmmmm:

I was thinking of getting another detector I like the old 5900 pro ls but I cant find any info on how well it does for hunting meteorites. From what I have read the XLT or DFX is the way to go but I am not crazy about LCD, settings and programming and they are pricey. Will the 5900 do a the job for meteorite hunting or should i spend the cash on a newer model?

I use a white's GM 3 good for finnding smoll stuff and 2100sd ....heard the goldbug 2 is good never used it my self , but test out my detector and what u got and see how it sounds its hard to brak em but win you do yull know ;)

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Only 40 hours...

while meteorites can and do fall anywhere...they are not just laying around waiting and hoping you or I will find them...searching a known strewn field vastly increases your chances, searching optimal areas such as dry lake beds has been very productive for some, wandering about hoping for a stray is the least likely way to find a meteorite...Patience is your constant companion along with her friends Diligence and Preserverence...

Nininger spent most of his life recovering meteorites and only found a couple of new, undocumented individual meteorites...I have been on the lookout while gold hunting for twenty years or more and have not found a new meteorite yet...miracles do happen, especially to beginners...

Good Luck

Fred

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Did the streak test on the back side of a dinner plate and it looks like a #2 pencil I will get a nickel allergy test kit at a pharmacy when I get time to further the findings. From what I have read most meteorites leave a light gray streak and a dark gray streak is not good sign it looks dark to me.

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Meteorites will NOT leave a streak on porcelain so if your specimen streaks, it's not a meteorite.

Those nickel tests are worthless. While they may be able to detect the presence of nickel, they will not tell you how much is in the sample.

If you really want to find out if your specimen is a meteorite, (and I don't think it is) simply send a piece to Robert Haag- the Meteorite Man.

http://www.meteoriteman.com/

Steve

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Only 40 hours...

while meteorites can and do fall anywhere...they are not just laying around waiting and hoping you or I will find them...searching a known strewn field vastly increases your chances, searching optimal areas such as dry lake beds has been very productive for some, wandering about hoping for a stray is the least likely way to find a meteorite...Patience is your constant companion along with her friends Diligence and Preserverence...

Nininger spent most of his life recovering meteorites and only found a couple of new, undocumented individual meteorites...I have been on the lookout while gold hunting for twenty years or more and have not found a new meteorite yet...miracles do happen, especially to beginners...

Good Luck

Fred

Aloha Fred,

I couldn't have said it better! My friends here in Vegas cannot believe I spend so much time out in the desert. Especially since I am from Hawaii. A couple of them (born and raised here in Vegas) have never really spent any time in the desert. My thought is that if you want to find something you have to spend the time and energy researching and searching. I have done both and it has paid off in the long run for me. Plus I get to see Gods' work first hand.

Aloha and be safe everyone,

Stan aka Kaimi

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