Meteorite Bros

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  1. No need to shout...
  2. I kinda have to agree with Florida Guy on this. The only true Celebrities in the Meteorite world are the Meteorite Men. I dunno about the 9 out of 10 thing. But if you asked 10 americans who are the most famous meteorite hunters they know of 2 out of 10 would say Meteorite Men. 0 out of 10 would say anyone else. I do have a feeling that the Meteorite Men are gonna get at least 1 show out of the Livingston Meteorite from Wisconsin...
  3. So as long as the Professional hunters dont go around saying this is all for scientific research. Cause thats a bunch of crap too. Thats what they tell the land owners to get on the land. Lord knows if someone went around telling the land owners what the meteorites were really worth they would let anyone on. I like how Ive read some reports saying that the meteorites found here in Wisconsin could go for as much as 5-10 dollars a gram....Right....Put a zero on the end of that number... And the reason why I am posting is to let the amatures know the real scoop before they waste money and time flying or driving to wisconsin only to find they A...They either cant find where to look. Or B. When they do find where to look cant get on the land cause the Professionals have gone around and Paid the farmers extra money to not let anyone else on their land. Just think of the guy from Minnesotta who brought his 2 little 8-11 year old girls to Wisconsin to go Meteorite hunting only to be told he couldnt hunt on any of the good spots. The little girls cried all the way home to Minnesotta... Hope the Professional are happy. But then again its all about scientific research and stuff....
  4. How does Steve Arnolds 3-4 day old piece of meteorite already get rusted when it has not rained since the fall? The limestone dirt is also crusted, hard, and bone dry. Must be one from his collection.......
  5. Yep, My brother, dad, and I are back home in Clintonville (about 45 minutes west of Green Bay) WI and we are exhausted. We spent Friday Evening, Saturday and most of the day Sunday searching and sleuthing. Nothing. The gas station in Livingston seems to be the hotspot for finding other people and info. Alot of the locals are very friendly and will talk your ear off if you let them. The countryside in that area is BEAUTIFUL. Rolling hill after rolling hill, beef cows and little streams everywhere. Much different than up by Clintonville. But like Mr. Meteorite says...not much in the way of actual meteorites. Im gonna do what most professionals wont do. Tell you everything I learned from the locals...because thats the one thing that really pissed us off and turned us off to this whole secret society of meteorite hunters... First off. After striking out 1 time we had NO trouble getting on any farmers fields or property we wanted to. Just had to drive up to the house and ask. Most of them told us just dont drive on the fields. Personally most of the locals are of the opinion that if you want to walk your ass off go right ahead. And contrary to what some ignorant people were posting in some other articles Ive read...The locals are not hayseeds. In fact...they dont even have a typical "Da Yoopers" accent. They are just standard farmers. I didnt see a single 12-gauge shotgun the entire time. Most of them just wanted to see a meteorite if we found one. They never asked us how much money they were worth and just didnt seem to care. Now, My dad and I got ALOT of info from different people at the Livingston gas station (again there is only 1). We had just about everyone tells us that the fireball went right over their heads and land 100 yards over there. Obviously that cant be. Its just that most people think it looked like it came right over head. The general consensus seems to be that most of the 2-3 known secret meteorites were found in the red circled areas in this pic... But thats just from the info we got from locals. There was only 1-2 hunters that would even give up any info and they were also just guessing from the info they had heard. It seems that this Terry Beaurdeux(spelling?) paid the farmer whom he bought his meteorite from to keep his mouth shut and not reveal his name. This may or may not be true. But if it is its a very dirty and underhanded trick. And going by how no one actually knew where these meteorites had come from it sure seems true to me. Im sure Ill be told that all is fair in love and meteorite hunting. But paying people not to say anything is a dirty trick in my book. On the one hand all the articles Ive been reading online say, awww, it's a shame that all the farmers are plowing their fields up and that it would be such a great thing for the sceintific comminity if people could find these meteorites... Then you have the "Pros" going around paying hush money... All in all Id say this (my first official hunt) has really turned me off to this whole thing. Lots of misinformation and people paying "hush" money. Considering how vast of an area it is that people would be glad to let amatures know where to look. There is more farmland there than 1000 people could scour in 6 months. But yet no one wants to help anyone else out. You think they'd like an extra set of eyes and metal detectors but its all a greedy situation. Enough ranting for me. I hope people find more. And I would really hope that people who do find them at least offer up the gps coordinates so an actual strewnfield map can be created. Because like I've said. There are more fields and pastures in that area than more than 1000 people could effectively scour in a LONG time...
  6. No, I have only seen one or two people that look like they are hunting. But Ive been turned down to get on any of the land I wanted to try. My problem is that I have been getting all the usual mis-information. Everyone I have talked to says it landed right by them. I even had some person at the livingston gas station (they only have 1) try to tell me that there was a fire about 20 miles north of livingston in blue river. That the trees caught on fire cause of the fireball. And I had a local farmer (who wouldnt let me on his land) tell me that they found a piece about 15 miles east of Livingston in Dodgeville by Madison. I have only seen the one or 2 actual meteorite hunters in the area but I did see a 20 vehicle convoy heading south east from Livingston on Hwy E towards hwy 151. I went to chase after them but they lost me... So this sucks... All the usual lies and misdirection...No one wants to tell the truth and act like a bunch of 3rd graders protecting their favorite kickball from the younger kids on recess...
  7. Well, Im staying at the "Mound View Inn" in Platteville. Today my grumpy brother my old man and I are off to find a little piece of the now infamous Livingston, WI meteorite. We have a couple of top secret locations to check out today. And my old man snores like a chainsaw... Its a nice chilly 37 as I wake up and sunny High of 59. We have perfect weather for hunting... Wish us luck...
  8. Does anyone know where that piece was found? Or atleast what state? I heard that they found a piece in northern illinois.
  9. I live in central Wisconsin. How do i figure out where to look? Im excited...
  10. Can anyone tell me how exact are those KML files for google earth? Are they EXACT or just rough estimations on where the pieces were found?
  11. Well thats a lot of suggestions. I really appreciate all of them. I did check my local Barnes an Noble and they tell me that... Field Guide to Meteors and Meteorites by O. Richard Norton- is out of print. So Ill probably have to get it on Amazon. Thanks for all the suggestions guys. Matt
  12. Hi, I'm new to all this meteorite hunting. But...I've been watching "Meteorite Men" and I've gotten the "BUG" big time. I've purchased myself a Fisher F5. And I'm just waiting for the snow to melt. But Im looking to do some research and would like to get a good book on Meteorites. Something with a lot of pics, but also something with a good bit of info on what to look for. A good basic Meteorite book. So does anyone have any recommendations?