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« on: January 09, 2012, 12:20:52 pm »
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I'm new to this type of hunting. Where do you begin to search for meteorites? How do you know where to look for possible locations? Do you just pick an area at random and start searching? What kind of references can I use to better my chances of finding meteorites?

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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2012, 01:58:35 pm »
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There are several book available to help you with the search for meteorites.  One is "Rocks From Space" by O. Richard Norton and it is pretty in depth.  Another book by Geoffrey Notkin, on of TV's "meteorite men" is called, simply, "Meteorite Hunting."  Meteorites fall all over the earth but are easiest to find in dry, more barren areas, because they don't deteriorate as fast as in more wet, variable climates.  Good luck on your search!  I'm not a meteorite hunter, but have the books and have always had a periperal interest in them because of my interest in treasure huning and in astronomy!  Wish I could give you more advice, but I have no in depth experience.  Again, good Luck!          Detecting

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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2012, 02:17:53 pm »
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Where abouts are you?

Any old dry lakes around?

Open tracks of land?



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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2012, 04:08:29 pm »
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Search engines are your friend, like google, bing, lycos, to name a few.
Here is one result that will help you in your meteorite search -

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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2012, 01:06:37 am »
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Great link. Thanks.
When viewing my state, not very many have been recorded and the ones that did, are spread out. I guess it's extremely rare to find one. To me, that's what would make the hunt interesting.

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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2012, 12:05:00 pm »
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Here in New Mexico there was zillions of volcanic out burst along the various fault lines.

We have Meteor Look  a Likes all over the place.

Most of the indigent rock is a lighter color .

Just walking along, I keep my eyes on the ground looking for SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

You would be surprised how many times you find a IT COULD BE!

I keep a small neodymium  Magnet on my key fob.

Check them out a if magnetic, keep them for other test when I get home.

Don't forget to document the location of all finds like that.



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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2012, 12:44:12 am »
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I think this would be something great to do during the winter months.

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