Thanks Old Man, I just saw your reply. I really appreciate it. It took me a while to figure out that there was an inbox I could find messages. All this new technology is starting to pass me up. I will keep you posted on what's going on with the instrument and especially findings from the wood. Someone named Fisheye is sending a piece that has some tar..... we hope. I will keep an eye out for the package. Today is July 9th, so I imagine it will be here soon.
Hello Ed, I talked with our lead science guy and he said "Yes." He can use a sample of your plank for a baseline study of period wood. That will help define the signature of the wood with tar pitch when we find a piece. We will only need a 2cm cubic piece, roughly 1 inch square for the testing. I really appreciate your offer. My address is: Jake Brouwer, Land-Sea Discovery Group, PO Box 401904 Hesperia, Ca. If you like I can paypal you some funds for shipping, or send you a check or ?? once the wood arrives. Sincerly, Jake