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My Last Last update Was done on 05-21-2006
I am starting this Meteorite page with the hopes that some of you interested in gold nugget shooting will also branch out as I have into the fascinating world of hunting, collecting, and learning about meteorites as well. I began my love for these 4.5 billion year old space travelers 4 or 5 years ago with my first find at Gold Basin, Arizona, a Gold Basin stone L4 chondrite. I still have that first one in my collection.
I had been hunting the gold basin area for gold nuggets with my metal detector and doing very well always running into these pesky hot rocks especially in the lower flats. I would look at them noting that they were quite heavy for their size and deposit them in the nearest bush or on top of my freshly filled hole never stopping to think that I should get the things identified.
Some Gold Basin "hot rocks"
This went on for a several years before I met a fellow that would become a very good friend named John B. I first met John on the internet forums which led to an outing at Greaterville, Arizona on a very cool spring day in march of 2000. There had already been talk at the forums about a meteorite find at Gold Basin and I was very interested in the fact that you could actually find meteorites with a metal detector. John brought a very interesting show and tell to the outing complete with samples and newspaper articles about his being one of the original finders of this Gold Basin L4 chondrite.
Seeing my interest John gave me a very nice Gold Basin meteorite with a window cut into it to expose the interior. As I admired my new prize it slowly dawned on me that I was holding one of the very hot rocks I had been throwing away for years and then John went on to tell a story of finding many in his collection on or around nugget hunter's digs. Lesson learned? YES!
First off it is very important to always remember to stay off marked claims and private property without prior permission from the owner. It is up to each of us to know where we are at all times to avoid trespassing.
This page is still under construction and will be updated on a continuous basis so stop back often!
Feel free to contact me with any questions at:623-910-0345