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The Fallout!! Pt.2 Classified!!

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Guys I know I have been vacant for a while. After engaging in the topic with many of y’all about a rock I found that seemed to turn to a fruitless debate of witty fun. This outcome pushed me to try to produce proof. After Posting terminated I contacted Alan Rubin and he agreed to except a sample to visually inspect, then if satisfactory observations were made he would thin section and microprobe this material to analyze the composition. Well my friends it turns out that IT’S A METEORITE!!!! Not only was it a meteorite but I continued to hunt vigorously for more fragment with much success!!! Originally I didn’t note the location of the original fragment because I was hiking with the wife and kid and just picked the fragment up and threw it in my wife’s backpack where it sat in the corner of my living room for a couple of weeks till I examined!! So I hit the dusty trail and locked on to the first fragment a tiny 5~ gram fragment !!! So I knew I had found the honey pot so I returned on multiple trips producing more and larger fragments none exceeding the original 1113 gram fragment till one day I was out there with my metal detector digging deeper larger 3-4-500~ gram fragments !!! Literally on my knees metal detector in my left hand pic axe in the right excavation those larger fragments I look over to the left and I see a large stone, so large I dismissed it at first site because I thought ehhh it’s just a brown rusty rock but my detector on the left still fired up still digging targets in the right I took a swing over it with the detector and it lit up like a darn Christmas tree over this mass !!!!!! This mass turned out to be a huge meteorite , the main mass at a whopping 24.4lbs!!!!!!!! I kept Alan Rubin in the loop the entire time and he agreed to classifying my meteorite!!! It’s been a wild ride and believe me all up and downs along the way but 2 days ago my meteorite and meteorite name were finally accepted, approved and published into the Metbul database. It is the second meteorite classified and the largest meteorite classified in Massachusetts at a over 31lbs currently!!! I want to introduce to you all Barnstable Meteorite!!! H4 S1 W5 !!! Alan Rubin and another scientist did such a wonder and amazing petrography write up I’m speechless and honored!!! So with out further adu here are few originals from my original post to you guys and the updates as well!!! You guys saw it first here. I love this forum and I plan on being active again but I’ve just been super busy in life plus new meteorite!!!!https://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php?sea=Barnstable&sfor=names&ants=&nwas=&falls=&valids=&stype=contains&lrec=50&map=ge&browse=&country=All&srt=name&categ=All&mblist=All&rect=&phot=&strewn=&snew=0&pnt=Normal table&code=68720

BTW I’m Space Matter, I’m on Facebook, I’m a member of the International Meteorite Collectors Association #7312. I will be in AZ for the gem and mineral show from the Feb 6th-10th If anyone wants to say hi!!

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Happy for ya Rocky !!  :thumbsupanim

Congratulations !!

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1 minute ago, LukeJ said:

Happy for ya Rocky !!  :thumbsupanim

Congratulations !!

Thank you Luke!!! I remember you had faith man !!  Thanks you!!

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8 minutes ago, Lunk said:

What a fantastic find Rocky, WTG!

Thank you Lunk!! One hunter to another it’s a amazing feeling !!!

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Holy crap!!! That is so cool you found that. WTG!!! :oregonian_winesmiley: Stand proud! :) 

Tom H.

 

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9 minutes ago, TomH said:

Holy crap!!! That is so cool you found that. WTG!!! :oregonian_winesmiley: Stand proud! :) 

Tom H.

 

Thank you Tom!!! I’m going to have a drink with you to celebrate!!! I still can’t believe it..,, the 1113 gram original fragment would have had me content yet somehow I found the mother mass!!

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Wow, I remember some of the original posts Bro.  Aren't you proud now?  :thumbsupanim

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Wow!!! Talking about a serendipitous find!!! And in Massachusetts of all places. Congrats.

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Just goes to show you that all the "experts" on the forum aren't always correct. Congrats to you!!!

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Great finds, congrats sir.

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I’m bumping the old topic now So we can all have a chuckle about it!! Not to cause shame but just laugh and review. There are certainly people on here that I know are experts and helpful so that is a glass half full scenario no the less!!!

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1 hour ago, Morlock said:

serendipitous

 

1 hour ago, matt said:

correct

 

 

 

 

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How much for the scale cube?

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Just out of curiosity, are you searching for more fragments? Your finds could be part of a much larger strewn field. 

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16 minutes ago, Morlock said:

Just out of curiosity, are you searching for more fragments? Your finds could be part of a much larger strewn field. 

I’m still searching wide and far. I believe in the general vicinity to be about another 1000grams+~ so my concentration is primarily that area and as stated in the metbul some of the smaller fragments have bits of fusion crust so I determine This was in fact a very sharp almost straight down trajectory which to me indicates this to be a single stone event maybe. I have blanketed a large area surrounding the fall with no success yet with additional stones but there is certainly the possibility  there are more but it does to me appear to seems rather isolated and the forest and scrub brush is dense surrounding the area which reduces the efficiency of the detector!

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1 hour ago, adam said:

How much for the scale cube?

I make them and I’m sincerely considering giving them away along with the purchase of the Barnstable fragments. 

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1 hour ago, adam said:

How much for the scale cube?

They are custom so they are not exactly highly refined but I certainly take the time to make them as neat as possible. So if you are interested in acquiring one I think I can hook you up if you are interested.

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That's an amazing find! Congratulations!

billpeters

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WTG Rocky, ^5 ! From early posts of earthen kind to super find in record time..! Congrats..! :oregonian_winesmiley:

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Well done Sir, Kudos and congratulations! You deserve justifiable praise and recognition, not only for the spectacular find(s), but for standing your ground and continuing to pursue the quest, having faith in yourself, and not withering under the :poostorm: and angrily departing the forum. 

 

 

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39 minutes ago, Swampstomper Al said:

WTG Rocky, ^5 ! From early posts of earthen kind to super find in record time..! Congrats..! :oregonian_winesmiley:

Swamp

Nice poetry Swamp! Whatcha pouring? Think I might get me sum . . .

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What an awesome find Rocky! Your hard work and diligence paid off. There must be several more pieces out there!

Also, let me know how much you'll be selling some of your pieces for! 

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1 hour ago, BMc said:

Nice poetry Swamp! Whatcha pouring? Think I might get me sum . . .

Johnnie black..
Prefer pouring blue,
but its pricing won't do.. :4chsmu1:

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