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Possible Lunar, found in 2008.

23 January 2012 - 08:55 PM

I found this one in 2008 in the Kuwaiti desert. It bears good resemblance to Dhofar 1085 and it's pairings. It is only slightly magnetic in a couple of places, and looks pretty good to me. I realize that the chances of finding a Lunar a slim-to-none, but there's still a chance. Especially in the dry desert I was hunting.

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Possible Iron. New pics.

23 January 2012 - 08:47 PM

I am still debating on testing this one. It's all metal, no streak, and tests positive for nickel.

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Old find from Kuwait. Questions.

23 January 2012 - 08:45 PM

This is a picture of Kalahari 008 & 009 next to my grey Kuwaiti stone that I found. They both have the 'glassy' crust, as well as the white clasts on the outside. I need to send this in for classification. (Picture of Kalahari 009 borrowed from http://meteorites.wu...kalahari008.htm)
I doubt it is a Lunar, but it's external and internal similarities are pretty close to identical. It's only slightly magnetic, and was very difficult to cut due to it's 'glassy' nature. So the questions I have are, what are your thoughts, and should I get it looked at by a professional?

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I just received amazing news today!

28 December 2011 - 07:42 PM

I got a response after several posts on local threads about the Averasboro battlefield here in Cumberland county N.C., and a local man who has a friend who owns private land on a decent portion of the battlefield has agreed to bring me along this weekend to hunt the battlefield! I have been here on Fort Bragg for almost 7 years now waiting to hunt an area even close to this spectacular, and I have finally gotten a chance at one of the greatest Civil War battlefields in N.C. I will post many pictures of my finds, and if I don't have much luck, I will still provide photos of the landscape itself. It has been very mild weather-wise here, so the hunting should be amazing!

I need a little advice.

20 December 2011 - 08:31 PM

I am finally getting discharged from the Army after 7 years (Blew two disks, being discharged with disability) and I now have the time and funding to make a trip around March/April of 2012 I am looking at Texas or Arizona as my hunting grounds, but I am willing to head out as far as Nevada if necessary. My injuries prevent me from doing any serious mountain hiking, but as long as the pain clinic can toss me some low-dose Percocet or Vicodin I am still able to walk, dig, and magnet-cane my way across some hardpan. I am looking for any of those I have spoken to on here or any other site to include the I.M.C.A., facebook, or Illinoismeteorites.com who would like to hunt with me as well as those who could point me in the direction of a good strewnfield to hunt. I know of most of the existing strewnfields, but if anyone could give me a little more info on them and would be willing to lead me on a hunt I would greatly appreciate it. I plan on spending a week in the field. (I will be camping a few of the nights if possible, but I have no issues with heading back to town if that is what is preferred) I do have a detector, but I wouldn't mind doing some cold hunts in dry lake beds or desert terrain either. If anyone is interested in coordinating a hunt please get back to me. I can be reached here, or at facebook.com/glassjaw667

Thank you for your time, your comments, and your tips!

SGT Daniel 'Rocco' Ames