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Went out hunting this weekend and drove 830 miles but I came away with this.

Don't have a scale but I say about 40 grams

Bryan,

What is it?

Jim

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Hard to say if that's a meteorite but it's certainly a window worthy rock. Has the right color but the shape doesn't look right

Yeah I agree, Del. That picture is just not screaming meteorite to me but the picture is really fuzzy. Will love to see a window!

Hey Bryan...bring it to Holbrook!

Jim

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Ya the photo is not that great but trust me this is the real deal I plan on windowing when I return home but that will have to wait for now. The others I was with found three other stones that they windowed on the spot and they all paned out to be meteorites. This is the largest found at the site. Made me a a happy camper after it poped onto my stick and I got a good look at it.

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Here are a few more shots of it and some pics of some other stuff I found

http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq178/peakbager/a5f8c350.jpg

http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq178/peakbager/2aebb45d.jpg

http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq178/peakbager/113582c6.jpg

http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq178/peakbager/b2130645.jpg

http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq178/peakbager/858aa6ae.jpg

http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq178/peakbager/2d32f190.jpg

http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq178/peakbager/a3480b56.jpg

Wish my iPhone took better photos but if you could hold it and loop it you would say yahoo too. This is a new find with no other finds reported in the area other then the 6 others found and I was there to see three of them get found the other 3 were found on a previous trip to the same site by the orig finder of the site. The others show Sings of olivine and great iron nickel and You can see the condrules sticking out all over them mine even has one that looks like a dingel bob hanging off it.

Bryan

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Here are a few more shots of it and some pics of some other stuff I found

http://i445.photobuc...er/a5f8c350.jpg

http://i445.photobuc...er/2aebb45d.jpg

http://i445.photobuc...er/113582c6.jpg

http://i445.photobuc...er/b2130645.jpg

http://i445.photobuc...er/858aa6ae.jpg

http://i445.photobuc...er/2d32f190.jpg

http://i445.photobuc...er/a3480b56.jpg

Wish my iPhone took better photos but if you could hold it and loop it you would say yahoo too. This is a new find with no other finds reported in the area other then the 6 others found and I was there to see three of them get found the other 3 were found on a previous trip to the same site by the orig finder of the site. The others show Sings of olivine and great iron nickel and You can see the condrules sticking out all over them mine even has one that looks like a dingel bob hanging off it.

Bryan

As a suggestion, I think you are trying to take too close a pic with that Iphone and it's causing the out of focus.

Try taking it outside in natural light and take a few shots a little farther away.....but not much...with the sun to your back or at a 45 degree angle. If you are at 8" away now, try 16" in natural light.

With a new find, did you take any in situ pics? Anyways...Congrats...that's for sure.:thumbsupanim

Jim

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Thanks Jim, when I get back home on sat I will take some photos with my real camera and get a window in it. And yes I have photos as I found it but they were taken on a friends camera and I have yet to get them. I am very happy to have found such a nice as all the other ones were some what smaller. Next time I see ya I will bring it along.

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Thanks Jim, when I get back home on sat I will take some photos with my real camera and get a window in it. And yes I have photos as I found it but they were taken on a friends camera and I have yet to get them. I am very happy to have found such a nice as all the other ones were some what smaller. Next time I see ya I will bring it along.

Byran,

Del and Ben both have fairly recent experience going through the classification process. Maybe you could draw from their experience with that process.

In regards to your window....I think if this is actually a new cold find, then consider the fact that the classification process will require a given amount of the specimen. I've read 20 grams or 20% of the specimen but I would check first with the classifier to see what they need. before doing anything with the stone. I'd be generous too in regards to the sample for testing. A window does not have to be very big, about 1/4"x 3/8" is big enough.

I hope Del and Ben chime in.....this is a process I need to learn more about and you are about to go through!

Jim

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Jim,

As I was not the original finder at the site and the first meteorite found there I need to Wait for him I did offer as I have much more to spear. Also we need to research the area a few more times as I beleave from the different spots we found them and their similarity that there are more to be found. So before we do anything with the stones we need to look more. Just to hot right now and I know you know that too. Have to wait tell it cools off a little.

http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq178/peakbager/de94dc94.jpg

http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq178/peakbager/9abda238.jpg

http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq178/peakbager/1f36ddd9.jpg

http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq178/peakbager/e46febe0.jpg

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I have got to say congratulations! It looks like it's from a fresh fall or else it fell a long time ago in a very dry place.

Went out hunting this weekend and drove 830 miles but I came away with this. bbaa6ef9.jpg

Don't have a scale but I say about 40 grams

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Hi Bryan,

Yup, it sure does look like an H chondrite. Of course, only classification will be sure. Very nice crust. It is somewhat oriented. I can see some rollover lip on the "backside". I can see what looks like secondary crust in a couple small breaks in the crust, suggesting in-flight collision with other pieces. Yes...................this meteorite may have brothers and sisters in the same general area. Thanks for the sharper pictures, really makes a difference. Even the blebs of metal are easy to see in the window.

Bryan, it's an outstanding find. You Rock!

Ben

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Just happy that I was able to find it with good friends and lucky to find such a nice stone. Kind of makes the countless miles of solo driving and hot windy days and sometimes cold days of searching worth it. Now just got to get back and find big brother. :-)

Bryan

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