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Yelland Dry Lake, June 23, 2018


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I visited Yelland once back in 2014 but spent most of the day on the wrong part of the playa and didn't find anything until right before sunset.  I was excited to go back and had the opportunity just after summer solstice with a couple friends.  Here's a couple in situ photos, a shot of the playa, and a sunset picture.  I managed 42 finds, the four of us in total made 71 finds.  12 of my finds came in the magic light that is 20 minutes after the sun dips behind the mountains; the meteorites really pop then.  I forgot my pack in the hotel room (doh!) so no scale cube is present.

 

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Awesome finds Mike, love seeing your in situ photos. What were the average sizes? Largest, smallest?

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On 7/12/2018 at 1:17 PM, gaustad18 said:

Awesome finds Mike, love seeing your in situ photos. What were the average sizes? Largest, smallest?

Largest was 23g, smallest I don't know exactly but less than a gram probably.

 

On 7/12/2018 at 3:46 PM, GeoJack said:

We had plans to hit the playa west of Austin this week, too hot. Nice finds.

I love that playa, made several finds out there.  It'll cool off soon enough.

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Nice pics.  Were they found like that on the surface?  How long do you think they've been sitting on top?  I'm surprised there's not evidence of an impact.  I must say I'm starting to catch the meteorite bug.

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Yup they are just sitting on the surface, fragment from a fall long ago.  So long, in fact, that all of the masses have broken up and migrated around the playa; a "main mass" was never discovered.  Not all meteorites leave impact traces, most explode high in the atmosphere and rain down a shower of rocks.

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Thanks. I would have expected it to have evidence of being there for years, but it looks like it was just put there yesterday.  Kind of like the scientists that hunt meteors on the poles by looking for them on the snow.

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