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RJM

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Good Luck and I hope it is $ for you!

Anyone who digs down nearly 3 feet deserves a medal. It's hard work!! I should know as I watch Daryn digging the holes for our videos...
Paul23

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FST,

Nice rock... Looking at other pictures of meteorites it does seem similar to a stoney. Difficult to see in the images but does it have indentations like thumb prints?

If this is the case they can be extremely rare.

There is plenty of info on the internet about the different types but you will need someone in the know to confirm this for you.

Looking at the item you have it may fit into one of the below (Taken from a well used meteorite site)

SILICATE IRONS.

Silicated irons have a large percentage of inclusions. So much so that the metal pattern inside is made up of clumps and veins of metal and other material. They are lighter than pure Irons, and because the different materials have varying burn characteristics, the surface texture is more interesting, with more "thumbprints"- concave depressions resembling craters or hollows.


STONEY IRONS.

Stony-Irons are rare and among the most beautiful and precious of meteorites. It is unclear when a silicated iron becomes a Stony-Iron. There are two kinds: mesosiderites, and pallasites. Mesosiderites are a conglomeration of stone and metal, while pallasites, for our money the most beautiful meteorite that exists, is nickel-iron interspersed with large crystals of olivine, a yellow-green igneous rock, translucent in thin slices or polished tones.

Of course it could still be a meteor wrong. Get it checked out you never know! And try not to hit it with the wrench again

I am away for the weekend now and the not knowing will drive me nuts

Paul...

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Thanks Paul
       I know, I will not hit it again. I kick myself for doing that. I need to find someone to look at it. Hope it's not a meteorwrong.
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I have been hunting with the gold bug , in a drivway that i am cleaning up the 1st 6"then i will go back with the bliss I hunt in all metal and remove all so far i found a nice 1909 wheat in pristine condition , no svdb thear may be a part of a farm field i will take the bliss to , later 
floridaswingthing

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Gonna get out tomarrow and hope I get some good coins.
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Gonna get out tomarrow and hope I get some good coins.


If you want company let me know
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Hey FBB
          I'm probably not gonna get out till around 11:30am, wife has a honeydew list. It will be hot. I also plan to get out Sunday early if that's better for you. I do have an area thats about 40 ac that also has some wooded areas with low vegetation. I have never had a detetor in that part so I cant make any promisses about what we will find. If its doesnt pan out there I have several other areas close by. I'll PM you my cell number.
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