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Went back out to the lakebed today and spent about 3 hours walking around and found these four beauties. Went through the same process of identifying them as I did the 45 grammer my daughter found the other day, Everything is identical and the windows show the same as the other. From left to right the weights are: 30.2 grams, 8.5 grams, 16.8 grams, and 10.9 grams. I am not 100% sure that they meteorites, but based on the tests performed having the same results as the 45 gram specimen, I am going to say they are likely meteorites. And yes, these 4 rocks stick to a magnet very well.

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Mitchel, Coyote DL is one of the most prolific DCAs around here. Those all look very much like weathered meteorites found on the playa, and if the windows are showing shiny silver metal flakes then they're probably the real deal. The wrongs I found out there were all very obviously wrong. Man, Chris, you found a hot spot. We always knew there had to be more out there still, we just never looked in the right spot it seems!

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Mitchel, Coyote DL is one of the most prolific DCAs around here. Those all look very much like weathered meteorites found on the playa, and if the windows are showing shiny silver metal flakes then they're probably the real deal. The wrongs I found out there were all very obviously wrong. Man, Chris, you found a hot spot. We always knew there had to be more out there still, we just never looked in the right spot it seems!

Mike, you are so very right! The other rocks on the playa are very clearly NOT meteorites. 99% of what is out there is lavic in nature, or little pieces of white quartz. These are the ONLY "rocks" that stick to a magnet out there. We went back to the same area that we hit the other day, and after finding the first two today, I had an idea of the direction of fall. So we started along that line and found the other two specimens within an hour of the first two. We would love to have stayed longer but the wind is blowing very hard out here today. Going to try to go back tomorrow afternoon, but they are calling for rain and more wind tomorrow.

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Here's Bob Verish's page on CYDL, very informative:

http://meteorite-recovery.tripod.com/2005/may05.htm

Here's a picture of CYDL 054, which you'll notice looks uncannily similar to your first find (do me a favor, Chris, and please check CYDL 054's reported find location vs. your find location and see if it's the same part of the playa):

cydl_054.jpg

Here's some of my pictures of hunts at Coyote:

http://www.mikestang.com/coyotedl1.htm

http://www.mikestang.com/coyotedl2.htm

http://www.mikestang.com/coyotedl3.htm

Happy hunting!

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Here's Bob Verish's page on CYDL, very informative:

http://meteorite-recovery.tripod.com/2005/may05.htm

Here's a picture of CYDL 054, which you'll notice looks uncannily similar to your first find (do me a favor, Chris, and please check CYDL 054's reported find location vs. your find location and see if it's the same part of the playa):

cydl_054.jpg

Here's some of my pictures of hunts at Coyote:

http://www.mikestang.com/coyotedl1.htm

http://www.mikestang.com/coyotedl2.htm

http://www.mikestang.com/coyotedl3.htm

Happy hunting!

Mike, incidentally, my daughters find that looks like the above pic was located about 1/4 mile Southwest of that location!

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Mike, incidentally, my daughters find that looks like the above pic was located about 1/4 mile Southwest of that location!

There ya go! It would be cool if you could get a piece analyzed at UCLA or something and see if it's paired.

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Mike and Chris,

That is a good article from Bob. I have a good one from him with excellent photography about the Gold Basin finds.

I have handed them out and shown them at a couple of outings.

Mitchel

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