[meteorite-list] Osceola searches
From: Larry Atkins <thetoprok_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2016 21:22:52 -0400
A quick tally suggests I spent approximately 190 hours in the field for my 2 stones. My friend Darryl and my Uncle Brent spent about 80 hours each, without a find. Laura probably hunted about 125 hours or so for her one stone. My 2 brothers were there for a few days, no finds. Mike made his 2 finds rather quickly, this was his fall ; ) Josh and Brendon I can't recall how many hours for their 1 stone but I'd say they hunted at least 7-10 days.
It was a tough hunt, just like most of them!
IMCA # 1941
From: Rob Matson via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
To: 'Michael Gilmer' <meteoritemike at gmail.com>
Cc: 'meteorite-list' <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Sat, Apr 2, 2016 1:25 pm
Subject: [meteorite-list] Osceola searches
Hi Mike -- best of luck on your next trip out there. For everyone to appreciate
just how hard the searching is there, it would be great if those that have been
could provide an estimate of how many hours they spent. Mexico Doug put in
a LOT of time out there. Obviously so did Larry, Mike, Laura, Josh and Brendan.
Steve Arnold was there at least 2 or 3 days but unfortunately w/o a space rock
for his troubles.
From: Michael Gilmer [mailto:meteoritemike at gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, April 02, 2016 1:08 PM
To: Rob Matson
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Osceola Meteorite is Official!
Hi Rob and List,
I can attest to the difficult terrain. I certainly picked a doozie for
my first meteorite hunt. Even though I have hiked much of Florida's
forests and backwoods, I usually avoid the swampy areas. I did not
have the luxury of avoiding swamp with this hunt. I brought my
hip-waders and managed to reach a few dry places that were surrounded
by water, but nothing was found. I am heading back before the end of
April for one last college try before I hang it up.
Did Arkansas Steve find anything?
Best regards and Happy Huntings,
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Received on Sat 02 Apr 2016 09:22:52 PM PDT