[meteorite-list] SAHARAMET fieldwork
From: dean bessey <deanbessey_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:46:24 2004
Interesting. I had always wondered about hunting with camels but for anybody
not familiar with camels they are the worst ride that you will ever have
(Unless you have ever owned a lada I guess). A month searching on a camel
might not be the most pleasant way to spend a vacation (Unless you are
trying to lose weight I guess).
I am sure that your range rover is much more comfy and has air conditioning
(Although cant be eaten should it break down, a benefit to the camel that
your 4x4 dont have - although maybe not that great of an idea from the
camels point of view).
> > You only search where your land rover can go. You wont be getting on a
> > anytime soon and searching for 4 months in areas that your 4x4 cant go.
>we have tested camels, but you can't spend a day prospecting without
>everywhere camel dung, they really look like small meteorites, perfect
>dummies. The other problem is that camels can't cross on rocky areas and
>few autonomy without at less dry grass once a day.
>We have finally opted for a middle choice between local fauna (we haven't
>found the equivalence of Antarctica penguins collecting meteorites for use
>nest building) and helicopter or C-130 Hercules :
> ==> our two loyal old Range Rover.
>Richard & Roland Pelisson
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Received on Wed 16 May 2001 12:06:28 AM PDT