Last Post 28 Apr 2021 03:28 PM by  Anthony Mann
Metal detecting for meteorites
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John Day
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23 Dec 2020 08:54 AM
    I have a F75 and a Minelab Equinox. The Etrac is too heavy to swing all day but it is great at old campsites and dumps. I want to metal detect Meteorites and rock hunt. Its been suggested a national forest here in New Mexico. Does any one actually hunt National Forrest? Also is there a reference within claim for meteorite hunting say in New Mexico and Arizona? Last, what is the Equinox with a small coil able to actually find gold nugget wise?
    KEVIN HOAGLAND
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    16 Feb 2021 01:11 PM
    John,
    There is a lot of interest and people out hunting space rocks everyday. If the USFS that you are looking into allows detecting then Space Rocks are on the table. But do you know where to hunt? In NM the Glorieta strewn field is one of the most popular and very well known for some great meteorites.
    There are a number of books, maps and chatter about Strewn Fields on line.
    Anthony Mann
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    28 Apr 2021 03:28 PM
    If your detector works well for iron and good for getting gold, you have a great detector for meteorites. Just remember that you’re going to have to look with the iron discrimination turned off.

    Kevin provided good information about strewn fields, those are definitely the best places to look for meteorites. Also, you can also get more information on meteorites and strewn fields with maps by state here: https://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/

    You mentioned something about a claim? Although Meteorites are not claimable materials on mining claims, just be sure the owner clearly knows your intentions and do not to disturb the ground on a mining claim. Personally, I wouldn’t use a detector for anything on a mining claim unless given permission by the owner.
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