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111231 - Happy New Year!

Postby Matt Smith » Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:54 pm

Happy new year to all BIMS members, may fresh falls be frequent in your vicinity!

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The new image of the month is now up. This month we have a perfectly etched 47g slice of Seymchan. Although classified as a pallasite, this piece shows the iron only portion of the find. Thanks to regular contributor Kieron Heard for the image. Click here to view the image in the Gallery or here for our archive of all previous "Image of the Month" images.
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Re: 111231 - Happy New Year!

Postby msg-meteorites » Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:27 pm

Yep, happy New year to everyone. Another nice specimen from Kieron in this months photo :-)
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Re: 111231 - Happy New Year!

Postby Kieron » Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:34 pm

Yes, indeed. Happy New Year to one and all!

The Seymchan was from Mike Miller (of course), so guaranteed to be a nice piece. I am not sure I will be submitting any more pictures for a while - I would much rather see British and Irish specimens on the BIMS website (and I have shown you all of mine). Come on Folks, get your cameras out!


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Re: 111231 - Happy New Year!

Postby MeteoritesEire » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:37 am

Happy New Year all--here's hoping for a fall we can chase somewhere close to home soon.
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Re: 111231 - Happy New Year!

Postby Barwellian » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:40 am

Yes Happy new year to everyone....shame the Tata Mars didn't deviate our way eh? Could be a good year..

I've tracked down the owners of some fields where some of the larger Barwell pieces were found and am hoping to get permissions to search this year...hopeful anyway...will let you all know if and when and perhaps we can have a mass hunt one weekend...would be fun. ;)

It should be noted that Kieron's Seymchan is one that shows a rarer example of the widmanstatten pattern distorted and curved....not sure if by impact on Earth or before that....?

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Re: 111231 - Happy New Year!

Postby Kieron » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:40 am

Hi Graham,

A group hunt sounds great - you know you can count me in! I assume that's not the elusive Mr Pegg you are talking about?


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Re: 111231 - Happy New Year!

Postby msg-meteorites » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:15 pm

Kieron wrote

Kieron wrote:A group hunt sounds great - you know you can count me in!


I agree, a group hunt would be cool. On that note how many of you own a metal detector? Any particular make/model that comes recommended?

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Re: 111231 - Happy New Year!

Postby Marko » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:36 pm

I gots one but never tried it outside the living room. All the gear, no idea ;)
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Re: 111231 - Happy New Year!

Postby Lufha » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:28 am

I'm up for a weekend of hunting Barwell. No metal detector, but I have a spade!

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Re: 111231 - Happy New Year!

Postby Matt Smith » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:41 am

I'd like to join the group hunt too. I also have no metal detector.

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