John B. Posted January 30, 2022 Share Posted January 30, 2022 Hi All For those of you that have hunted Franconia .There were not so loud (detecting)sounding and somewhat less magnetic meteorites. I found several of these on the eastern side of the strewn field . These and I believe the Buck Mountain were L chondrites. L meaning Low Iron. As a matter of fact I turned a couple of them over to Laura Bleacher at ASU and never got them back. I think this pairs to a 16 lb meteorite, world class hunter Sonny Clarey found, the day I found my biggest there. After Bob Varish was selling some slices of Franconia at the Gem and Mineral show. An army of hunters hit the area. Fortunately I already had a good quantity of stones and tiny irons from there. I quite hunting it with about 30 kilos almost all of it was sliced up and donated to museums and universities. I kept a 4 lber a 350 gramer and a few slices and lots of little irons. The area still gives them up but it's a lot of work for not so many space rocks now. One of or my last hunt there was with our forum owner Bill Southern. I showed him and a couple others around were I had made many finds. This slice is off the piece that was classified and named Palo Verde Mine. Happy Huntin John B. 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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