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    meteorite?

    my good friend sherman found an item this week with his mx sport that he almost tossed away but decided to drop in my shop for an id. i told him his black rock was a meteorite. i need to back up a little & tell you how i know meteorites. 25 years ago i sold an xlt metal detector to a fellow who went out & found a cache of meteorites. he then was hired by museums who had maps of probable locations. he traveled the world in search of these items & became a leading expert & rather wealthy. my contact with this person gave me knowledge about these goodies from outer space. meteorites that have an interesting shape like shermans are more valuable. his will be tested by my fiend to determine what minerals are present where in space it might have originated. my suggestion to most detectorist is to save any molten type heavy rocks that you may find. It could be valuable. bob at northeast
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    Thanks for the tip Bob !!
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    That’s pretty sweet.
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    very nice find
    It all adds up

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    Thanks for the info. I'm still hoping for one.

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    That's a nice on Bob. Have never found one myself. And did you find anything on your winter vacation trip to the tropics? If you posted I missed it. LTD

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    Hi My Fellow TH'ers
    In all my years of TH'ing I have only found one meteorite and even then I was not really sure of what it was. I had a feeling that it was real as it was very heavy for it's size. The one that I found is about the size of a US Quarter and sort of egg shaped, blackish brown. If you put a magnetic up to it it does pull but not snap to it. I found it in Jackson, Michigan in one of the city parks. It was all of 5 or 6 inches down and as I did not have my pin pointer with me at the time it was difficult to find as it was the same color as the soil. Congrats to your friend on a super find! ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Long time digger View Post
    That's a nice on Bob. Have never found one myself. And did you find anything on your winter vacation trip to the tropics? If you posted I missed it. LTD
    i leave sunday on a 10 day cruise with my metal detector to the southern Caribbean. the abc islands- aruba, bonaire curacel. always great.
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    Enjoy your trip, good luck and happy hunting.
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    Good luck on your trip
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    Cut it , apply acid , check the crystal pattern, the iron and nickel separate a lot while cooling in space .,large patterns revealed

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