meteorite recovery from your homes downspouts?

silvercop

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meteorite recovery from your home's downspouts?

ok i am a little green and dont know much about meteorite hunting. that said i would like to ask a question. i have seen this method addressed in a few threads but i still would like to know more about how to do it.
i was reading about recovering small meteorites by putting some kind of box on your gutters downspouts. if anyone has ever done this please send me plans and photos of how i might build one and how it works. like i said, dont know much about this but i have always been interested in meteorites.
thanks
bryan
treasuremanus@yahoo.com
 

TerryC

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Silvercop. Instead of putting the box in the downspout, use a scoop to scoop up the stuff under the end of the downspout. I have found hundreds over the years. You will find some too, but they are SMALL as in MICROMETEORITES. You will need a mineral scope or similar to see them. The stuff that is absolutely round and mostly shiney are the micrometeorites. Google up that word to get more info. TTC
 

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Thanks guys...I just checked my downspouts..found a couple of interesting rocks..Art
 

Tuberale

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Don't really have to screen for them. Just look for them with a magnet. Anything smaller with glossy black outer crust and mostly circular formation likely. Reason for checking the downspouts is it is the most likely place to concentrate them.
 

scrapdoggie

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That's really interesting, If meteorites in a concentrated area could equal a small amount of cash, That would make for an entire new hobby for me....Ha ha. I maintain properties for a living and surely will want to clean out the downspouts and search for magnetic pebbles and so forth. I'm going to read some more about this.
 

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I did this when I was a kid (about the same time as Terry, I think). I figured if there were big ones, there had to be small ones, and lots more of them.

It was cool.
 

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