Hi All, As most know I don't like to advertise at the main forums so I have added this forum where you can see updates, sales, specials, etc that are available at my store. So do not enter this forum if ads offend ya...
This section is a little different and the place to post prospecting questions, birthdays, and talk not directly related to other sections of the forum, but still related to gold prospecting. No Political or religious posts will be allowed please and will be deleted by staff
Those are some good honest reviews on the 7000. Much appreciated. I have joked in the past about the exploding head syndrome of digging 3 foot holes for a nail over and over again. But truth be told, this will happen even on the GPX in trashy areas. I think Cowkiller nailed it on the head. If you have known patches, I'm sure it is worth it. Eventually I will cave when I find more patches. (just don't tell Swamp I said that)
If all you are going to provide is the one picture, then yes I still doubt it is a real meteorite based on the evidence presented, as that is all I have as a basis to form my opinion.
I'm not an expert, I don't "portray" myself as anything. It's you all that keep labeling me. And everyone can be "fooled", only an ignorant person would think otherwise.
I don't have time to dig deeper, nor do I really care honestly. If people want the welcome wagon to the world of meteorites, well that's not my job. The burden of proof is on the person looking for info, let them share all their photos and stories and details, I sure as hell ain't doing any work on my end, my life is busy enough. If someone isn't going to take the time to document the work they did and share that with us and they simply post a photo as ask if it's a meteorite, I'll answer in kind and offer my NOVICE opinion on what I see and that's it. If people throw their rocks away just because one crazy guy on the internet said "no" that seems like a bad idea on their part. I am very helpful in the field, much more so than online. In person you can show things and point stuff out and whatnot. And I never tell people to throw their wrongs away, even the ones that are for sure wrong. I tell people to put them in the garden or a box or something, because you never know (even though often you do know) and it's better to have them sitting around somewhere than to be thrown away.
The scientific method munroney quoted back to me that I already posted is for the person looking for more info to follow, not the person trying to help them.
We all use these forums for different reasons, and mine is not to try to help teach every single person everything I know about space rocks. I like seeing pictures of finds and reading the stories, and if someone posts a picture I like offering my opinion, but I do not like or want to have to explain myself every single time I write something, especially when someone posts a picture with no explanation and I post a similar response. So listen to me or ignore me, but please don't tell me what to do or how to respond. Thank you.
I'll just stop posting in the "is this a meteorite" type of posts, not worth all this drama. Sorry to have taken up so much of y'alls time.