Meteorite Hunting and Collecting Forum

For Discussion related to hunting and collecting of Meteorites With or Without a Metal Detector


Meteorite Forum Guidelines

There are just a few rules here and yup I do enforce them and keep an eye on things as best I can. Here are a few guidelines I'd like you to follow if you will be participating here. This forum is not moderated as heavily as the other sections so please do not enter or open a topic if you think you will be offended. If you are at least respond like an adult or we will remove your post as soon as brought to our attention.

Vulgar and abusive language is not welcome here! Heck a cuss word to get a point across is not so bad, but I think you know what I mean.

I will not host public arguments and pissing matches between individuals here so please just don't do it. When it happens the post most times will simply vanish into cyber space.

Political or Religious posts belong in "Off Topic" but surly you can find other forums that host those discussions if it is your thing, I don't think anyone cares if you are Conservative or Liberal when we are out hunting gold nuggets.

You may not use this forum to advertise any other dealer, store, or product without written permission by owner at any time. Used items are allowed in the classified section.

This forum is not responsible for anything said by it's members at any time. This is a public forum and will remain so and although I can and will occasionally zap "bad content" I don't do it often and so far have never permanently banned a person. Also opinions expressed here do not always represent the opinion of the forum's owner!

Guests are welcome to browse the forum and use the information provided by registered members, but you can not post yourself until you are a registered member.

That is pretty much it my fellow Nugget Shooters so enjoy the forum, keep it clean and play nice.
Bill Southern


Well the rules here are a bit different as I welcome meteorites for sale you have collected or found yourself, but no store or dealer ads at any time and this includes eBay links! Naturally the main reason for this forum is education, but collecting is also a big part of this subject. So No crappy or degrading posts or they will be deleted, other than that post away!

Bill

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    • This one  minedat link  not this one which also goes by the name of the Dixie Queen but on  USGS TOPO is named MOnte Cristo
    • Swamp, Well ..I should know better but like human nature we tend to hang in spots like old patches or areas that gold was found. After upteen visits you finally listen to the inner voice saying...." Dude move on to new pastures, " you KILLED this area!"  So I did,  I went to a spot I avoided do to iron trash..I made it a point I would stay in this one spot until I find a piece. The old timers always left a few crumbs to find. And that's the thing...you can't give up. Just got back from the spot and scored three more. So the best advice is learn your machine and dig them all. Keep going back and keep on digging....you inner voice will tell you when to move on..the thing is, you just have to listen to it and do as it says. As far as the detector..same old advice..slow and low, and hit the spots with different  size coils. Also large gold nuggets near surface sound like trash...I have been know to pass those up  thinking its trash in the past...but now I dig them.      
    • Thanks 4meter, & my apologies, I should have been more specific in the location, the find site is north of Dublin, in Co. Meath & the geology for this area is limestone. I have just been looking at other fossil forums for possible similar finds, i.e - femur heads, & I am starting to warm to the possibility, however still not 100% convinced. I am going to contact the national museum here in Dublin & get them to have a look & I will update this topic in due course, once I have further news . . .   
    • It's Monte Cristo mine.. 

      PRIMARY NATIVE-SILVER ORES NEAR WICKENBURG, ARIZONA, AND THEIR BEARING ON THE GENESIS OF THE SILVER ORES OF COBALT, ONTARIO.

      https://pubs.usgs.gov/bul/0735e/report.pdf 

      Swamp
    • I believe you are correct, at least as far as the silver mines in the SE of AZ go / went.. However, it seems to me if I recall correctly, which is questionable at this point in time since we're talking five years ago, that there is a native silver mine NNE of W'burg near Constellation -- Mont Carlo or something like that..? Should look it up I suppose.. Anyhow, I remember reading something about it before our last trip out, then never got there cos we burned all our time out Rich Hill way & up at the Lynx.. Dunno where you two guys found those rocks, but that area may be worth checking..? FWIW.. Swamp
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