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pyoko

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<p>Has anyone here ever found a meteorite? Furthermore, has anyone here ever saw one fall and tried to go find it?</p><p>I know that even if it looks like it fell nearby, it is probably hundreds of kilometers away, but my question remains.</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p> </p><p><span style="color:#ff9900" class="Apple-style-span">-pyoko</span> <span style="color:#333333" class="Apple-style-span">the</span> <span style="color:#339966" class="Apple-style-span">duck </span></p><p><span style="color:#339966" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="color:#808080;font-style:italic" class="Apple-style-span">It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.</span></span></p> </div>
 
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JonClarke

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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Has anyone here ever found a meteorite?</DIV></p><p>Almost!&nbsp; I found a tektite at lake Tallacootra.</p><p>Somebody one brought me a piece of weathered iron-rich material which&nbsp;I was sure was an oxidised iron meteorite from its Ni-rich composition.</p><p><br /><br />&nbsp;</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><em>Whether we become a multi-planet species with unlimited horizons, or are forever confined to Earth will be decided in the twenty-first century amid the vast plains, rugged canyons and lofty mountains of Mars</em>  Arthur Clarke</p> </div>
 
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pyoko

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<p>Cool! You ever tried to cut a piece off?</p><p>Was it a smooth black one, or a broken off piece?&nbsp;</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p> </p><p><span style="color:#ff9900" class="Apple-style-span">-pyoko</span> <span style="color:#333333" class="Apple-style-span">the</span> <span style="color:#339966" class="Apple-style-span">duck </span></p><p><span style="color:#339966" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="color:#808080;font-style:italic" class="Apple-style-span">It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.</span></span></p> </div>
 
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silylene old

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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Has anyone here ever found a meteorite? Furthermore, has anyone here ever saw one fall and tried to go find it?I know that even if it looks like it fell nearby, it is probably hundreds of kilometers away, but my question remains. <br />Posted by pyoko</DIV></p><p>When I was about 12 yrs old, a neighborhood kid (about 9 yrs old) found what I strongly suspected then and still believe was a meteorite.</p><p>A few lots down from us, bulldozers were ripping down the virgin swamp to prepare a lot for a future house (I lived in east New Orleans).&nbsp; The bulldozer uncovred a heavy metallic lump about the size of a softball, which was found by this kid.&nbsp; The lump had a reflowed appearance.&nbsp; And finding any rock or lump in the swamp bigger than a tiny pebble&nbsp;is unheard of - this is Mississippi delta land, and the soil is completely free of rocks.&nbsp; Of course I suspected it was a meteorite, but didn't say that.</p><p>I asked the kid for the lump - he said no.&nbsp; I tried to buy it from him for a dollar, $5, then $10&nbsp; (all I had).&nbsp; He said no, and then got me in trouble with his parents.&nbsp; So I told his father I suspected it was a meteorite.&nbsp;&nbsp; The father didn't care, and the lump disappeared into that kid's house, and I never saw it again.</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature" align="center"><em><font color="#0000ff">- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -</font></em> </div><div class="Discussion_UserSignature" align="center"><font color="#0000ff"><em>I really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function.</em></font> </div> </div>
 
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MeteorWayne

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Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'> So I told his father I suspected it was a meteorite.&nbsp;&nbsp; The father didn't care, and the lump disappeared into that kid's house, and I never saw it again. <br />Posted by silylene</DIV><br /><br />What a waste :( <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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sponge

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I found 3 small black tektites, when I was about 7 years old, we had a mining lease, around MT Celia, not far from Kalgoorlie in West Australia. Me being a young fella at the time,&nbsp;put them&nbsp; in jar, and carried them everywhere whislt on the lease, while&nbsp;running down a hill with my brother, i didnt realise all the jiggling about, had actually broke the bottom of the jar clean off, and the tektikes were gone. I retraced my steps and&nbsp;looked everywhere, but i never found them again.&nbsp; <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><em><u>SPONGE</u></em></p> </div>
 
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JonClarke

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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Cool! You ever tried to cut a piece off?Was it a smooth black one, or a broken off piece?&nbsp; <br />Posted by pyoko</DIV></p><p>It was smooth, rounded, and only about the size of a pea.&nbsp; the problem with tekites in that they look awfully like old roo and rabbit droppings.&nbsp; I have found lots of those!</p><p>I do have about a dozen tekites I bought in a short, the largest is a Moung Nong from Lao that weights about 500 g.</p><p>Jon<br /></p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><em>Whether we become a multi-planet species with unlimited horizons, or are forever confined to Earth will be decided in the twenty-first century amid the vast plains, rugged canyons and lofty mountains of Mars</em>  Arthur Clarke</p> </div>
 
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pyoko

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<p>Roo droppings? Wow, try sifting through that to find what you want.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>By the way, the wikipedia article says:</p><p><span style="font-style:italic" class="Apple-style-span">"</span><span style="font-family:'-webkit-sans-serif';font-size:13px;line-height:19px" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="font-style:italic" class="Apple-style-span">Most&nbsp;</span><span style="font-style:italic" class="Apple-style-span">meteorite falls</span><span style="font-style:italic" class="Apple-style-span">&nbsp;are recovered on the basis of eye-witness accounts of the fireball or the actual impact of the object on the ground, or both."</span><span style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;line-height:normal" class="Apple-style-span">&nbsp;</span></span></p><p>I find that hard to believe. Can this be true? I would have said most are recovered by chance. That most recovered meteorites have fallen a long time ago.&nbsp;</p><p>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meteorite</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p> </p><p><span style="color:#ff9900" class="Apple-style-span">-pyoko</span> <span style="color:#333333" class="Apple-style-span">the</span> <span style="color:#339966" class="Apple-style-span">duck </span></p><p><span style="color:#339966" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="color:#808080;font-style:italic" class="Apple-style-span">It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.</span></span></p> </div>
 
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origin

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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Has anyone here ever found a meteorite? Furthermore, has anyone here ever saw one fall and tried to go find it?I know that even if it looks like it fell nearby, it is probably hundreds of kilometers away, but my question remains. <br />Posted by pyoko</DIV><br /><br />One summer a few years ago my daughter and I were swimming in the finger lakes of NY when we saw a flash and heard what we thought was thunder.&nbsp; As it turns out&nbsp;there was a&nbsp;fire ball&nbsp;and the flash was it going by and the 'thunder' was the sonic boom.&nbsp;&nbsp;Stinking clouds&nbsp;hid it&nbsp;from us!!&nbsp; Parts of it were seen to land in northern&nbsp;Penn.</p><p>I recall&nbsp;see a program&nbsp;of people who search for meteorites with metal detectors and seem to have a&nbsp;certain amount of luck&nbsp;finding them.&nbsp; </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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sponge

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Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>It was smooth, rounded, and only about the size of a pea.&nbsp; the problem with tekites in that they look awfully like old roo and rabbit droppings.&nbsp; I have found lots of those!I do have about a dozen tekites I bought in a short, the largest is a Moung Nong from Lao that weights about 500 g.Jon <br />Posted by jonclarke</DIV><br /><br />Haha their is no shortage of roo droppings, <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><em><u>SPONGE</u></em></p> </div>
 
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inou2

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<p>when i was a kid, living in east tennessee, me and my family were outside one summer night when we saw this huge fireball that lit up the sky. then this&nbsp;very loud sonic boom. the fireball seemed to have hit the ground. so me and my dad went to go investigate. we live near a lake about 5 miles away. we looked most of the night for a smoldering crater but we concluded it must have hit the lake. and just the other day while driving at night i saw something very similar to what i had seen as a kid.</p><br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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MeteorWayne

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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>when i was a kid, living in east tennessee, me and my family were outside one summer night when we saw this huge fireball that lit up the sky. then this&nbsp;very loud sonic boom. the fireball seemed to have hit the ground. so me and my dad went to go investigate. we live near a lake about 5 miles away. we looked most of the night for a smoldering crater but we concluded it must have hit the lake. and just the other day while driving at night i saw something very similar to what i had seen as a kid. <br />Posted by inou2</DIV></p><p>&nbsp;From investigating fireballs, reports that "It landed ut over the hill" or "hit the ground" are followed by several hundred more miles of people saying the sme thing <img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-smile.gif" border="0" alt="Smile" title="Smile" /><br /></p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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MeteorWayne

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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>One summer a few years ago my daughter and I were swimming in the finger lakes of NY when we saw a flash and heard what we thought was thunder.&nbsp; As it turns out&nbsp;there was a&nbsp;fire ball&nbsp;and the flash was it going by and the 'thunder' was the sonic boom.&nbsp;&nbsp;Stinking clouds&nbsp;hid it&nbsp;from us!!&nbsp; Parts of it were seen to land in northern&nbsp;Penn.I recall&nbsp;see a program&nbsp;of people who search for meteorites with metal detectors and seem to have a&nbsp;certain amount of luck&nbsp;finding them.&nbsp; &nbsp; <br />Posted by origin</DIV></p><p>Could that have been 7/23/01?</p><p>If so, your would be the furthest north report of a sonic been. Any way you can search your memory banks for the exact date and time?<br /></p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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origin

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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Could that have been 7/23/01?If so, your would be the furthest north report of a sonic been. Any way you can search your memory banks for the exact date and time? <br />Posted by MeteorWayne</DIV></p><p>I'll find out it was actually seen by several people where I work, I can ask them.</p><p><br /><br />&nbsp;</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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