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  1. #16
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    Tuberale

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    Yeah, big one. Bigger than the Hoba. How did this manage to not bury itself? Why wasn't it going faster? And where did it come from?

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    Tuberale

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    Don't know if the stone ever broke up. Fell in the 1800's so I wasn't there at the time. Several sources, including history books (A History of Coos County) and newspaper articles. Fell during a blizzard. Blizzards in area not common, but one reaason it wasn't found immediately.

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    Now that I know what you are after (the South Slough Meteorite), I have no doubt that you are going to find a lot of rocks, both big and small. The heads of South Slough make up dozens of square miles of everything from marshes to rugged hills. The remains of basaltic flows are plentiful, as are tree covered sand hills. Please do not be surprised should the object of your attention turns out to be just another boulder.

    Please note that if the item you are after is in the part of South Slough managed by NOAA, recovery will need their written permission.
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  4. #19
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    That little crater in AZ is definitely not the biggest one visible from Google earth.
    Hartman's rocks in gunnison makes that look like an empty puddle. Hartman's is a much bigger crater being 8.5 km across. It hit so hard it bent the crust of the earth during a time we were covered by a shallow sea.
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    Tuberale

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    Quote Originally Posted by galenrog View Post
    Now that I know what you are after (the South Slough Meteorite), I have no doubt that you are going to find a lot of rocks, both big and small. The heads of South Slough make up dozens of square miles of everything from marshes to rugged hills. The remains of basaltic flows are plentiful, as are tree covered sand hills. Please do not be surprised should the object of your attention turns out to be just another boulder.

    Please note that if the item you are after is in the part of South Slough managed by NOAA, recovery will need their written permission.
    Oddly rocks in this area are few and far between. The few that I have found are mostly sandstone. Gold is found in the area as well. Wouldn't mind finding some of that (or a lot of that)!

  6. #21
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    Tuberale

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    Thanks for the reply, galenrog. This stone left hardly any crater. At all. The "crater" is only 40 feet long, and barely over 25 across, I think. Not what I would normally call a crater.

  7. #22
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    Okay, it came from space so really it is from a different country. Plant a flag on it and claim in your name. Be prepared...the Space Force may show up
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    You may forget but let me tell you this: someone in some future time will think of us-Sappho

  8. #23
    cr
    May 2005
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    ok, we're on it
    raise cash = sell passports
    might get crowded

    edit: early passport gets the worm
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  9. #24

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    Witnessed the fall but fell in the 1800's; saw on Google Earth....really? Fell soft as a feather for a meteorite? Going to go get a piece of it? Fascinating. What kind of a saw are you going to take to the site to get a piece of it? Best have a metal blade on that K-12. This is funny. My IQ is way lower than yours.
    Last edited by Gilligan; Aug 23, 2019 at 05:01 PM.

  10. #25
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    Tuberale

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    Witnessed the fall but fell in the 1800's; saw on Google Earth....really? Fell soft as a feather for a meteorite? Going to go get a piece of it? Fascinating. What kind of a saw are you going to take to the site to get a piece of it? Best have a metal blade on that K-12. This is funny. My IQ is way lower than yours.
    A witnessed fall is one where people have actually seen the rock fall, Gilligan. Fell in a blizzard, but lit up the sky.
    Normally meteor going very fast until impact. Impact felt for 30 miles around.
    K-1? Don't understand the reference.
    IQ? Funny you should mention that. Mine is 130-140. What's yours?

  11. #26

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    Congrats on your IQ and I hope your fantasy comes true.
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  12. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuberale View Post
    The stone is on federal land, not BLM. Witnessed fall, found within a week of falling. {There was an old logging camp nearby.} Site has been clearcut several times since the stone came down. Fell soft as a feather for a meteorite. 2 feet of the stone is still above found.
    So it was witnessed and found in the 1800's, then lost? Why wasn't it recovered back then? Seems like the worlds biggest intact meteorite would have been worth the effort. Best of luck to you!

  13. #28
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    two large meteorites found in the US I know of hit quite soft and did not break up into small pieces.

    Willamette found in Oregon.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willamette_Meteorite

    and the old Woman meteorite

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Woman_meteorite

  14. #29
    cr
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    neither of the 2 links reference a soft landing

  15. #30
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    Tuberale

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    Quote Originally Posted by Georgivs View Post
    So it was witnessed and found in the 1800's, then lost? Why wasn't it recovered back then? Seems like the worlds biggest intact meteorite would have been worth the effort. Best of luck to you!
    At the time, no one thought the stone was worth anything. Pretty interesting boom, though. Nearness to a logging camp helped. No one thought of meteorites as anything at the time.

 

 
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