Regmaglitch

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  1. Hi Metworks, The rounded shapes in your fourth photo, don't look like chondrules to me. Chondrules are noticeably spherical. Nice breccia. Ben
  2. Hi Relichunter, Wish I had seen it. Can you post the video for us to watch? Thanks, Ben
  3. Hey Jason, Good eye! Hope to see you at Franconia or Gold Basin when it gets a little cooler. Ben
  4. A fine example of slag. Ben
  5. Hey Chris, Fred is right, you need to cut, grind or sand deeper into the suspect rock, to get a better look inside. Also, you'll get a better photo, with natural colors if you photograph in sunlight, and don't photograph a specimen when it's wet. give it a shot. Good Hunting, Ben
  6. Hey Guys, Nickel content is not enough........Back in the 1990's, I took some iron pieces (with no man-made surfaces) to John Gwilliam, a local meteorite expert. They had been found on a small ridge top at 6880 foot elevation, rusty, buried, and on the bedrock. He was very excited, and took a few home with him to test for nickel. They were positive to a nickel test, so he had me take them to ASU (Dr. Moore) . They did not look like Glorietas, but more like Canyon Diablos. Unfortunately, they came back as terrestrial iron, with the proviso that they were some sort of shrapnel. No matter how remote the location, man has left stuff behind for our metal detectors to find. Yes, it is always possible to find real irons out there, but identifying them may not always be easy. If there are enough indications, you'll want to take it to a lab anyway. But don't get your hopes up. Good Hunting, Ben
  7. Hey Peakbager, Good hunting. I wish I could be there on that weekend, but I have obligations. Erik and I will be there on the next weekend, the 24th & 25th with the rest of the guys. I hope you leave something for us to find. Good Luck, Ben
  8. Hey John, It is always a pleasure to see you post on this forum! I'm interested in anything you have to say. How have you been? Have you done any hunting before the hot weather set in? Ben
  9. Hi Munroney, To me, it looks like hematite. I have found a lot of it over the years. Not good when looking for meteorites, but there was a spot in Yavapai County where I used to look for it, because I knew that the hematite from this particular source, carried gold with it. A 2 pound coffee can full of the material would on average, pan out 1 to 2 penny-weights of gold. Keep up your search, Ben
  10. One of the surgeons that I work with, and lives in Paradise Valley, saw the light from the fireball and his house shook, went outside to see what it was, and told me that 30 seconds to a minute after the light went out of sight, there was a loud boom followed by 3 "pops". I will hunt this one off-reservation. . Ben
  11. Saw a fireball at 7:36 tonight. Had just got off work at the hospital. Walked out the back door walking and looking due east. An airliner was in the sky departing Phoenix, and climbing as it moved southwest to northeast. I was shocked to see what I initially thought was another aircraft, going WAY too fast, going north to south, looking like it was going to collide with the much slower airliner. I realized it was a fireball (no impact) and that it was behind (further east than) the airliner. Not long after it whizzed past, it went to dark flight. It was about 65 to 70 degrees above horizon, going in an almost flat trajectory, catching my eye at about azimuth 45 degrees, and going to dark flight at about azimuth 130 degrees. I think it was about 3 seconds. I was amazed also because the fireball was that bright, in spite of the heavy light pollution of the night sky here. There was no sonics, so It must have been much further east, or at least much higher. Don't have GPS cords, but Arrowhead Hospital is at 67th Avenue and Union Hills. Ben
  12. Hey Troy, The very first meteorites that I found, came out of a section of that field where I had been assured (by the folks who had opened the field up) that it was completely hunted out. The first meteorite that my son found was one of the "southern L's" that was way outside the known L field that any existing hunters were aware of, and he found it by eye. Twelve plus years and many meteorites later, my experience is that no Strewnfield is hunted out. Nice finds Troy, Ben
  13. Yet another drone strike........
  14. Hi DVL, Firstly, welcome to this forum. Thank you for posting the photos of your find. It does have a different surface, but not what I would call regmaglypts. Also, the interior color is very close to the exterior color, but no visible metal blebs or chondrules. The interior shouldn't have a streak at all. It doesn't look like a meteorite to me, but it is an interesting igneous rock. The fact that you noticed the surface features, and took a close look, means you have a good eye for hunting meteorites. We all find our share of meteor-wrongs. Keep on hunting, the next one may be the real deal. Ben
  15. Terri, Congrats on your first iron Frankie. Ben