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On December 29 Team Hershey (Jim/Wendy Wooddell, Stan Santiago, Jason Snyder, and I ) were hunting Franconia with several other hunters. A number of good size finds were being made,but it seems I was not so lucky. I had gone over to see one of Jason's finds and he suggested a location I should hunt. No sooner than I started swinging my new Gold Bug 2 that I spotted on the surface the find of a life

time a 456 gram Chondrite. Wow! What a great way to end 2011. Happy New Year to all and good hunting for the coming year.

Richard aka kgmrg

Picture depicts a corner piece adjacent to main mass

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Looks like there are two meteorites in that photo, correct? Congrats! I hope I can pick up a piece a 1/4 that size when I head to Franconia in April. Was it a surface find, or was it buried? If so, how deep was it?

Thanks.

Yes it was on the surface and that is a corner piece laying along side the main stone.

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Richard a great find for you.

A BIG CONGRATS and now you have something to try to TOP in 2012 !!! :D

Frank

Thanks again. I don't think I'm that lucky,but again it doesn't hurt to wish for bigger and better. :lol:

Richard aka kgmrg

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Congrats again Richard!!! It couldn't of happend to a nicer guy. You missed a fun day hunting irons in 'iron alley'. Every one scored irons and Wendy found, then lost a chondrite. We searched for that thing for about 10 min, but no luck. Jim in the meantime, found 6 irons. Stand killed the skunk and left it out there too.

Jason

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Congrats again Richard!!! It couldn't of happend to a nicer guy. You missed a fun day hunting irons in 'iron alley'. Every one scored irons and Wendy found, then lost a chondrite. We searched for that thing for about 10 min, but no luck. Jim in the meantime, found 6 irons. Stand killed the skunk and left it out there too.

Jason

Jason

AKA Bam-Bam

I had a great time,but glad I left when I did,as I needed to get home. My eldest daughter is still recovering from her surgery.

Anyway, I appreciate your help,and hope we can do this again soon. I would like to check out other falls in AZ. like those

we discussed around the camp fire.I hope Stan found some good ones. My best to you and your family and a Happy New Year.

Go Team Hershey,

Richard

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Jay, which iron fall were you hunting? I don't know how well my detector will do looking for chondrites, and so far I am setting up to hit Franconia, G.B. and Holbrook. If there's a good place for irons near there I would love to hit it up.

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Hi Richard!

Great find, dude! :thumbsupanim That stone was in the process of major break down. Due to your recovery of it, it will be preserved forever long as the human race survives. Had it been through a few more seasons, it would have likely broke apart.

The weekend was a great weekend for a hunt and camp out.

I think everyone scored meteorites! And I appreciated the help in the research area on the first day.

Let's see, If I miss anyone, let me know...

Terry

Troy

Rick

Bob

Richard

Jason

Stan

Wendy

PaleoJim

and myself were out there hunting. My big find was 223 grams after a clean up, Wendy's was 180.3g

All total, we all recovered over 1,200 grams of meteorites. We all missed the company of FrankC who I thought might show up.

When I arrived on the first day, I unloaded the quad to get ready to head out. Started it up, Wendy jumped on and we got 20 feet and had a flat tire. :*&$*(: Messed with it for a while and the Fix-a-Flat would not pump into the tire! I swear the ATV manufactures have absolutely missed the boat on making tires for ATV's for the Desert! :hmmmmm: This is the second time, right out of camp, that this has happened to me!

Anyways, during the campfire, JayRay got a new nickname....Bam Bam! He was put in charge of warding off evil spirits and desert dwelling Bob cats and Cougars around camp! I might add, he did a really good job!

During the camp fire, Team Hershey had a diversity meeting. This was to determine if we were equal opportunity and such in regards to our hunting and such. After a few Corona's, it was determined we were, in fact, a diverse team (a Brotherhood of sorts). :hahaha: We have two white guys, a Hawaiian, a Women and a Mexican!! :hahaha: And the Mexican told us now that we had drank Corona, we all had a little Mexican in us! :gig: That concluded the meeting and we went back to warding off evil spirts, Cougars and that darn bobcat!

3 days of hunting was fun, we had a blast. Looks like my time in Franconia might exceed the 852 man hours I had last year! :thumbsupanim On my second set of boots already! :idunno: Planning the next trip soon! :ya:

Jim

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Hi Richard! Great find, dude! :thumbsupanim That stone was in the process of major break down. Due to your recovery of it, it will be preserved forever long as the human race survives. Had it been through a few more seasons, it would have likely broke apart. The weekend was a great weekend for a hunt and camp out. I think everyone scored meteorites! And I appreciated the help in the research area on the first day. Let's see, If I miss anyone, let me know... Terry Troy Rick Bob Richard Jason Stan Wendy PaleoJim and myself were out there hunting. My big find was 223 grams after a clean up, Wendy's was 180.3g All total, we all recovered over 1,200 grams of meteorites. We all missed the company of FrankC who I thought might show up. When I arrived on the first day, I unloaded the quad to get ready to head out. Started it up, Wendy jumped on and we got 20 feet and had a flat tire. :*&$*(: Messed with it for a while and the Fix-a-Flat would not pump into the tire! I swear the ATV manufactures have absolutely missed the boat on making tires for ATV's for the Desert! :hmmmmm: This is the second time, right out of camp, that this has happened to me! Anyways, during the campfire, JayRay got a new nickname....Bam Bam! He was put in charge of warding off evil spirits and desert dwelling Bob cats and Cougars around camp! I might add, he did a really good job! During the camp fire, Team Hershey had a diversity meeting. This was to determine if we were equal opportunity and such in regards to our hunting and such. After a few Corona's, it was determined we were, in fact, a diverse team (a Brotherhood of sorts). :hahaha: We have two white guys, a Hawaiian, a Women and a Mexican!! :hahaha: And the Mexican told us now that we had drank Corona, we all had a little Mexican in us! :gig: That concluded the meeting and we went back to warding off evil spirts, Cougars and that darn bobcat! 3 days of hunting was fun, we had a blast. Looks like my time in Franconia might exceed the 852 man hours I had last year! :thumbsupanim On my second set of boots already! :idunno: Planning the next trip soon! :ya: Jim

Jim

Thank you. The bonding was the best part of the trip. I would have never found that stone without the help of my friends,which I am grateful for. I look forward to our future adventures with Team Hershey.

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Hi Richard,

Congradulations on the great find. Welcome to the 400 club. The great weather we have been having this last couple of days sure seems like its spring time. It got to 68 degrees here yesterday. Seems like you all did really good, congradulations.

Dave

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Hi Richard,

Congradulations on the great find. Welcome to the 400 club. The great weather we have been having this last couple of days sure seems like its spring time. It got to 68 degrees here yesterday. Seems like you all did really good, congradulations.

Dave

Dave

Thanks. It seems the last time we spoke You were taking a picture of me holding my 57g Chondrite, and you know I was proud of that find. I have yet to come down from the thrill of this once in a life time find. Maybe I need to try Gold Basin. :lol:

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Hi all!

I posted a rough unedited video on my YouTube Channel which can be accessed via my web page below. Like I said, it's rough, but gives you a taste of the hunt on the 28th.

Jim

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On December 29 Team Hershey (Jim/Wendy Wooddell, Stan Santiago, Jason Snyder, and I ) were hunting Franconia with several other hunters. A number of good size finds were being made,but it seems I was not so lucky. I had gone over to see one of Jason's finds and he suggested a location I should hunt. No sooner than I started swinging my new Gold Bug 2 that I spotted on the surface the find of a life time a 456 gram Chondrite. Wow! What a great way to end 2011. Happy New Year to all and good hunting for the coming year. Richard aka kgmrg Picture depicts a corner piece adjacent to main mass

Team Hershey having a Corona moment by the camp fire :D

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Hi all!

I posted a rough unedited video on my YouTube Channel which can be accessed via my web page below. Like I said, it's rough, but gives you a taste of the hunt on the 28th.

Jim

Jim

Pretty good for a "rough" video, even with Jason in it :thumbsupanim

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