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#1

tailormarc
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29 August 2018 11:04 am

So who is up for a hunt this weekend for last nights big one that hit around York area?

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-29/p … t/10176746

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grubstake
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29 August 2018 11:32 am

If I was a searcher, I'd be hoping it was space junk that can be resold, rather than a meteorite that becomes the property of the WA government. Unfortunately, there's an awful lot of 'area' around York for it to have landed in!


Where it is, there it is.

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Goldpick
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29 August 2018 01:35 pm

Funny thing is that a day previous to the WA meteorite I witnessed a large fireball down here in the SE of Oz in the wee hours of the morning. Had a orange tail on it and the main part was burning a bright green colour. It was spectacular enough to be beyond the norm for a regular meteorite (see them all the time when out night detecting).


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spoon
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29 August 2018 08:07 pm

grubstake wrote:

a meteorite that becomes the property of the WA government.

from my dead cold hands argh

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grubstake
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30 August 2018 11:39 am

Experts say it may take weeks to locate the object (+ lots of dashcam/CCTV videos of the fall):
https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/wa-scien … b88943361z


Where it is, there it is.

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Outback
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30 August 2018 10:31 pm

spoon wrote:
grubstake wrote:

a meteorite that becomes the property of the WA government.

from my dead cold hands argh

Around 10 years back i was a member of a US meteorite forum , there was talk about the guys who meteorite hunt on the Nullarbor Plain .
So many stones are then rebirthed as found in the good old USA & marketed to collectors for big bucks $$$ .

The present laws in WA regarding ownership when finding a meteorite are just ridiculous , they are stuffing up the science of where the original fall happened .
It's farcical to imagine someone reporting finding a valuable meteorite in WA these days sad

Now Imagine the same laws applying to each state about Gold Nuggets except NSW .
Well that is what applies now with finding meteorites !

Absurd thumbsdown

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