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I am a meteorologist from the Sultanate of Oman. I am terrified of searching for meteorites in the sands of Al Wahiba in the state of Badia. I have a metal detection device. I do not know where to show. Is it possible to help know the places where the meteorites fell in this particular region?

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do not use a magnet on meteorites, use a compass instead. take picture as lay with arrow pointing north before picking them up.

much more valuable when put on the market. have a xray spectrometer analysis done on them, forget the so called meteorite labs, most of them use a XRF gun which do not quantify elements lighter than titanium. good luck out there, have fun checking for poles with a compass, had one with five poles with only one pole pointing north.

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30 minutes ago, wet/dry washer said:

do not use a magnet on meteorites, use a compass instead. take picture as lay with arrow pointing north before picking them up.

much more valuable when put on the market. 

I have yet to see a SINGLE ad for any meteorite where meteorite value is partially determined by whether a magnet was used on it or not.

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Hi Naser and All

I don't know you I don't think? But if you go to your local post office or the Royal Omanie Police station . I'm sure you'll find my mug shot up on their bulliten boards. Since metal detectors are outlawed there you probably have one of my old ones the Royal Omanie Police Bastards confiscated from me. I had a friend Geoff Notkin of Meteorite Men fame build a web page for me after we were released from prison and out of your craphole country. The web page name was dontvisitoman.com  , In Oman you really don't need a detector. Just drive around the desert and look for black items in the desert. If you bite it and you break a tooth it's probably a meteorite. If its soft a chewy it's probably camel dung.

Happy Huntin John B.

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7 minutes ago, John B. said:

Hi Naser and All

I don't know you I don't think? But if you go to your local post office or the Royal Omanie Police station . I'm sure you'll find my mug shot up on their bulliten boards. Since metal detectors are outlawed there you probably have one of my old ones the Royal Omanie Police Bastards confiscated from me. I had a friend Geoff Notkin of Meteorite Men fame build a web page for me after we were released from prison and out of your craphole country. The web page name was dontvisitoman.com  , In Oman you really don't need a detector. Just drive around the desert and look for black items in the desert. If you bite it and you break a tooth it's probably a meteorite. If its soft a chewy it's probably camel dung.

Happy Huntin John B.

John B., thanks for a memorable post.  If not for the obviously painful backstory, it would have been amusing to read your brief summary of the sultanate.

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