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发表于 2012-9-6 08:05:29 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式

While I was in Battle Mountain I heard news that some local miners working in the field had witnessed the Fireball. I was able to talk to the dayshift crew and they confirmed the story. Reportedly the night shift crew witnesses a bright explosion followed by two loud sonic booms. They described what they thought was the sound of shrapnel flying through the air. I thought to myself it would be great to interview the witnesses and write their story. A couple days later I ran into 3 trucks coming down the hill. I spoke to the driver of the first truck and he informed the man that had witnessed the fireball was in the 3rd truck. I stopped and spoke to the man who witnessed the fireball. He was hesitant at first but then after I told him I had radar data we decided we could coordinate our information to narrow down the search area. The man told me he found a large 800-900 gram meteorite. He proceeded to show me the photographs that he had on his phone and his camera. The stone was beautiful in the pictures. I would say it was in one of the top ten meteorites that I have seen. I asked if he would be willing to sell it to me. We came to an agreed price but I wouldn't be able to see the stone until the following morning because he said he had it locked up in a safety deposit box in town. This man agreed to walk with me to show me the find location. He described what he had witnessed that night. According to the finder they were working and witnessed a bright flash that lit up the whole canyon followed by two sonic booms. A short time later he said he heard meteorites flying through the air. The man said he could hear all of this while he was working next to mining equipment while wearing his hearing protectors. After all the excitement the man reported he drove to the top of the hill to call his family and report what he had witnessed. He said he looked for the meteorite and found it within an hour after the fall. He said his co worker found another 200 gram meteorite down the hill. I thought to myself this is great news. I can write the story and have the freshly fallen recovered meteorite to go with it. The two of us hiked around while we were discussing all of this. All in all we spent about four hours together. Since I had no cash with me in the field we decided on a deal. I would give him cash plus an old handgun for the exclusive rights to the hunting story, find locations and to purchase the meteorite. Since he was giving me information in the field we went ahead and exchanged the hand gun and planned to meet up early the next morning to see the meteorite and to finalize the deal. We wrote up a formal  bill of sale for the hand gun in the field exchanging all pertinent information; serial numbers, names, addresses, etc. He promised me that I was the only one that had this information. He did mention that his friend was in the process of selling his 200 gram find to another meteorite hunter. With a quick hand shake he left to go home and sleep. He had been up working all night.

After he left I noticed another meteorite hunter down at the bottom of the hill. I approached and explained that I had just made a deal to purchase a large meteorite from the fall along with find locations, etc. I mentioned that I heard that he had purchased the 200 gram stone from my finders friend. The hunter looked at me curiously as he stated that he had just purchased a large chondrite two days earlier. The mass and description the same as the one I thought I was going to purchase. Once he showed me the meteorite I realized that it was the same one I had planned on buying. I told him where the finder said the meteorite was found. The hunter assured me that actually it had been found on the other side of the canyon and that he had found the crater where it had hit. The meteorite had been purchased two days prior to this. As it turned out, the meteorite was not found on August 23rd after the fall but rather on September 1st. So the whole story started to fall apart as our conversation went on. I decided to head into town to ask for my hand gun back as the whole story was bogus, false information, the meteorite had already been sold and was no longer in the finders possession. As I drove into town I passed a police officer. I stopped and explained the situation and asked if he thought I had a chance to get my hand gun back. He stated that it was a civil matter but it couldn't hurt to ask for it back. I thanked him and began to head over to the motel where the man was staying. The officer said he wanted to follow me over there to make sure things didn't get out of hand. I assured him I would be okay. As I arrived at the motel I saw the man's truck in the parking lot. I went to the door and knocked but there was not response. The officer decided to call the motel to verify what room this man was staying in. As I was waiting at the door for an answer the officer called me back and said he would handle it from here. The officer ran the the plates on the vehicle and discovered that the man was a felon. Apparently he had failed to register and was arrested on different (non meteorite related) matters. I was told that he was not allowed to have a firearm and that my gun would be returned .

I had dinner that night at a local restaurant. I was sitting with some friends when a meteorite hunter from the South approached me standing over my table in what I felt was an aggressive manner . My friends at the table had no idea what to think. The hunter from the South asked what had happened. I told him that it was really none of his business but that I would try to explain it as a courtesy. As I began to tell the story the man called me a liar and said that I had changed my story about the size of the meteorite and the conditions of the sale. The conversation quickly became heated. I stood up and walked toward the center of the room.  He questioned why I involved the police. (I had no intention on anyone being arrested. I had no idea the finder was a felon and was wanted.) We walked into another dining area and continued the conversation. Two police officers had been dining in the rear and came over to intervene. They called for another officer to assist. The officer told us he could arrest us for misconduct and that we could sort things out in court. The officer asked the other meteorite hunter what the argument was about, He stated it was from an earlier meteorite related issue. The officer then said it looks like there was more involved and the other hunter began to tell about an issue that had started in Georgia years earlier. He explained that I had called him about information about a meteorite fall and said that I had lied to him about my hunting partners and myself going to Georgia. He quickly said how I had been arrested for trespassing. The officer said "this is Nevada not Georgia". I explained to the officer that this man had made a statement to me "you are tough in here but let's see how tough you are in the field. " I perceived this as a physical threat. The officer said that since he did not witness the threat he really could not do anything about it. He then asked us to agree to avoid contact in the field or the offending party would face arre


Battle Mt, Nv Aug23, 2012 Fireball.
A large Fireball was observed over the mountain range SW of Battle Mountain,  NV. The fireball produced enough energy to turn night into day. The sonic  boom was heard from Battle Mt. to Winnemucca, Nevada. Here are a couple of pictures from the meteorite hunt. I personally have not recovered any meteorites from this event yet. I have more trips planned to the area and will update as field work continues. For more information on the Fireball here is the link to Marc Fries page.


  A view looking East towards Battle Mt from the strewn field.  





连接http://www.nevadameteorites.com/nevadameteorites/Battle_Mt.html

8月23号美国内华达巴图山西南方向。瞬间一个火球把夜晚变成白天,从巴图山到维纳木卡都能听到闷雷声。。。。。美国的寻宝人蜂拥而至,不分昼夜,地毯式的搜山。这位矿工没来得及脱下工作服,就收获一宝!
(感谢柯老师提供信息)
要出门 了,以上内容没有好好编辑,大家先一睹为快吧。。。


发表于 2012-9-6 09:35:33 | 显示全部楼层
全鸡肠 她认识我 我不认识她呀{:soso_e101:}
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{:soso_e179:}宝贝,好漂亮的融壳。
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一睹为快{:soso_e113:}谢谢{:soso_e181:}
发表于 2012-9-22 11:42:56 | 显示全部楼层
极爽的说!羡慕嫉妒恨!
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幸运的人!~
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我来学习陨石知识,特来看帖收获多多,谢谢您!
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不识外国文,有中文吗?
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