[meteorite-list] 10 ultimate treasures

From: David Hardy <mdavidhardy_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:41:59 2004
Message-ID: <20010112174441.15099.qmail_at_web116.yahoomail.com>

I watched the show, and it is a good piece on Haag. As for the nice iron piece
he "found", it looks amazingly like the 4kg Boxhole shown as piece #6 on page 7
of the 1997 issue of Haag's Field Guide of Meteorites. I guess that makes
Boxhole the worlds largest strewn field, or someone introduced rattlesnakes in
Australia. Or could it have been a plant? You don't think they would have
done something like that would they? Isn't everything on TV real?

In all truthfulness, if you get a chance, watch it.


--- Frank Cressy <fcressy_at_prodigy.net> wrote:
> Hello all,
> Caught a piece of the "The Ten Ultimate Treasures" which was broadcast on
> the Learning Channel last night. Number 7 was Bob Haag's meteorite
> collection. You might want to catch it when it is broadcast again.
> Dr. Alan Rubin (UCLA) was also interviewed and if one looked real hard you
> got a glimpse of list member Mike Farmer with Bob Haag when they went
> chasing the Bilanga fall.
> Aside from a couple of "Hollywood" effects it was pretty good. They had Bob
> flying a powered parasail(?) over what looked like an Australian crater then
> cut to him with a metal detector in Arizona(?) searching for meteorites.
> After the obligatory encounter with a rattlesnake, he found and dug up a
> nice double fist-sized clean specimen. If it were only so easy :-)
> Regards to all,
> Frank
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