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Post  Wombat on Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:45 am


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Post  joe82 on Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:14 pm

very interesting info there mate Very Happy thanks for sharing

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Post  nero_design on Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:00 pm

Agreed. Very interesting. Quite a few fossickers have found interesting meteorites. I found one that was too large to dig out and when I returned, the area had been bulldozed completely (for unrelated reasons) and I couldn't find it again. I've made 9 trips back there to find it without any luck yet. Planning a 10th trip.
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Post  joe82 on Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:28 am

Meteorite found in Qld Gulf tells secrets from 4 billion years ago Img_0413
here is one from the same area its 9.4kg

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Post  Nightjar on Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:56 am

Thanks for sharing Joe,
A mate detected a huge piece identical to this photo in the Wilson's Patch area, almost 20 years ago. It weighs about 40kg, extremely heavy for its size.
The detector goes wild when waved over it.
We have tried to encourage him to get it positively identified to no avail, it lays in his garden with his other memorabilia.









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Post  joe82 on Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:06 am

hey mate 40kg if its the real deal could be worth a small island Shocked

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Post  Minermike on Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:34 pm

Heard the story of a guy that had plenty of gold , so he melted it down and made a small brick shape. He then painted it black and used it as a door stop !

Another story I heard was that Diggers in PNG during WW 11 got some gold , so they melted it down into the shape of spanners. These were also painted and put in with there tools to get it back in to Australia.
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Post  adrian ss on Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:04 pm

Minermike wrote:Heard the story of a guy that had plenty of gold , so he melted it down and made a small brick  shape.    He then painted it black and used it as a door stop  !

Another story I heard was that Diggers in PNG   during  WW 11   got some gold ,  so they melted it down into the  shape of spanners.  These were also painted  and put in with there tools  to get it back in to  Australia.

A mate of mine while in the RAAF was into buying gold and he had an gold ingot painted black that he used as a door stop. Shocked
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Post  joe82 on Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:38 am

have been intouch with the Brisbane museum and they may be interested in this rock, a lot of leagel stuff to deal through, will keep posted,cheers joe

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Post  adrian ss on Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:26 am

Should have kept it quiet mate.
The Museum and Unis will get it free through legal channels and you will get a thank you and a pat on the back.
I would not part with it for under 2 mill
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Post  Nightjar on Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:42 am

When my mate gets home from his prospecting trip will see if I can get a photo of his specimen and compare with Joes.




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Post  joe82 on Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:47 pm

hey mate do that! it will be interesting to see, hey Adrian like ya figure mate, the legeal side of things are going to take time but it can happen

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Post  joe82 on Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:22 am

be buggered hey, that's very interesting to say the least, whould like to see it to realy compare mine

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Post  adrian ss on Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:59 pm

If you think you have found a meteorite then this vid might be of some help.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bhlbntm3-tE
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