[meteorite-list] Major Find!

From: Ben Fisler <fislerite_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 16:07:30 +0000
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Hi Count,
       What a great find, for a quick day-hunt before the heat kicked in. Give my congrats to Twink and the others.
           Ben Fisler, Phoenix

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On Jun 8, 2016, at 1:11 PM, Count Deiro via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com<mailto:meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>> wrote:

Hello List,

Less than an hour ago, I returned to Las Vegas with a some experienced friends after we completed an "overnight" trip to the north. One of the smarter of us had come up with a way to drive in the afternoon to an area of promise and be on site at daybreak and hunt until, it was reasoned, people would be in the area and we would be subject to whatever.

At a little after sunrise this morning, and less than an hour into searching, one of us made what we all agree might be a "major' find. We also agreed that one of us could say something censored to the List without "letting the cat out of the bag" for fear of the usual inane responses from the doubters and criticizers. But, more importantly, we also are aware that there would a real risk that some authority would claim the meteorite was found where it could be subject to seizure.

We all are so excited and pumped....especially me, because my cancer has kept me confined to home for many months... that we had to share the news and also establish the start of a public record of the find.

All we can say further is that the meteorite, which is much larger than the 13.7 kilo LL6 chondrite I found in Pahrump, Nevada, is obviously not an OC. It was found on flat, sandy, terrain and it appears recent rain and wind had exposed part of it.

I say this with affection for my friends, but I'll be surprised if they can keep a secret. At least I got to get some of the excitement off my chest. And no...I am not the lucky one who literally stumbled over this rock...but, I was 20' away.


Count Deiro

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