John B. Posted January 27, 2022 Share Posted January 27, 2022 Hi All Quite a few years ago I took a friend of mine to a nugget patch. With the intent of claiming it for the Desert Gold Diggers. George who as now past on, took off out the truck and was last seen cresting the saddle , before I had my gear on. Trying to catch up I got this screaming rock. Within moments I knew it was a Meteorite. So I hunted around for a few minutes ,then took it back to the truck. I think George was skunked but I got a couple of nuggets that day. I dropped it off at the U of A for classification with Dr. David Kring. Then I organized a hunt with Jim Kriegh, Twink Monrad, George Volkar, Bob Boor, and Myself for the following weekend. Bob Boor got a small piece, Jim got three pieces and I got three pieces and a couple nuggets. I 've since found a couple more pieces on a real dry year when the cattle cleaned the vegetation down. Well the U of A got about a 1/2 inch slice out of the middle of the big piece ,I also gave about a 3/8 inch slice out of the big piece to ASU. Several other small pieces were donated to places I don't remember . It was Classified as an L5 breccia and named Dos Cabazas mountain. Here are the pix of the meteorite and some of that nasty yellow stuff the got in the way of looking for more meteorites. Happy Huntin John B. 9 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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