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    • Weaver,   I believe Clays map is in the U.S. only, the groups your looking at are worldwide.....  The meteoritical Bulletin Database (Metbul) has a bunch of bogus coords, as when something is found and classified, you can submit any coords you want. Dave
    • Looking at the  Meteoritical Bulletin Database  @ the above link , it states, "15 records found for meteorites with types that are exactly "Iron, IVB" "  Just a shot in the dark- this type  is exceedingly rare?           But then I looked at the groups here and noticed if  all the metorites were added up, it's not all that many.  I would think there have been more  than that ,found and cataloged. I did a quick, rough addition and came up with aprox 20000 space rocks in the database.  What am I missing ( besides an Iron IVB in my collection)? Oh wait,  maybe it's just what the Museum of Nat History (London) has in   its collection?
    • GDM/PV,   Thanks for the update on the coil, been hearing a lot about these Evo coils, just not ready to buy one yet. I am thinking the 12" Evo for my area will work out just fine. Stability and quite threshold has worked out for me to hear those small deep ones. I know some prefer it kranked up and don 't mind the chatter, but when your doing 4-5 hours a day..that noise can get to you.....Good Luck and hope you find more with your new coil.
    • Hello Rilichunter2016,...  I got the 14 x 9 Elliptical.  It's just Right with not to much weight-pressure on the arm to swing ( as I am almost 70 and no longer have arms like a gorilla).  I had it out briefly today at another spot, but only found a ball of buck shot that was about 3/16 in dia. at about 8" down.  The coil "purrs-along" stable and quiet normally, but the bird shot signal was pretty loud.  The nugget that I found yesterday was even louder.   
    • Weaver Mtns description " Weaver Mountains, Arizona, U.S.A. Approximately 34° 15'N, 112° 45'W Nickel-rich ataxite, D. a-spindles 6±3 J1. wide. Rich in phosphides. HV 300±15. Group !VB. 17.72% Ni. 0.82% Co, 0.10% P, 0.21 ppm Ga, 0.05 ppm Ge, 17 ppm Ir. HISTORY A mass of 85.5 pounds (38.8 kg) was found in 1898 in the Weaver Mountains, Maricopa County, according to Ward (1904a: 27). He also stated that the locality was near 1294 Weaver Mountains Wickenburg, but his coordinates and county are in error. Weaver Mountains is a range, 1000-2000 m high, in Yavapai County, about 40 km north of Wickenburg and 40 km southwest of Prescott, with the approximate coordinates given above. The mass was described and analyzed as an ataxite by Klein (1904a),...( big snip)"
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