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Out Of a Blue Sky Meteorites

Meteorites for Sale and other things

Aiquile coming!

Posted by mccartney on July 6, 2017
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Aiquile: ChondriteFell on November 20, 2016 in the hill country of central Bolivia. Local government went about trying to steal stones from residents, so many stones were sold quickly by locals.  Later the municipality passed Order 069 to legally steal them, after which few made it out.

Some nice individuals from the Russian meteorite fall in February.


07DEC12 Fireball over Texas Hunt

Posted by mccartney on December 13, 2012
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There was a big fireball at 6:43am over Texas. Doppler radar has it falling west of Porter Texas.

I met my team in Porter on Saturday and we hunted for two days with 3 guys. Very little ground was good for hunting. Good ground is deemed ground that has low vegetation that you can see the ground.

CA fireball likely dropped meteorites

Posted by mccartney on October 18, 2012
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Most likely material on the ground.


Ataxite Budda

Posted by mccartney on September 26, 2012
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Who would believe in an ancient meteorite Budda?

ScienceDaily (Sep. 26, 2012) — An ancient Buddhist statue which was first recovered by a Nazi expedition in 1938 has been analyzed by a team of scientists led by Dr. Elmar Buchner from the Institute of Planetology, University of Stuttgart. The…



Nasa has confirmed the fireball that was seen over California in late April 2012 did indeed drop meteorites on the ground.

Mike Farmer, a meteorite hunter has already found fragments of this CM2 classed meteorite. At this time, it is not know if there are meteorites for sale for reserachers.

Field Report on 1FEB12 Texas Fireball

Posted by mccartney on February 6, 2012
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2nd day in the field completed. We chased down to the  location of the sonic boom in Edgewood Texas. Turned out it was some redneck nutcase using explosives as a ‘reactive target’ for his shooting range.

Me, Torvald Hessel, and Donavan Moore got permission to be on the land of the Banisters. 100 acres east of the upper radar return in Edgewood. We invited their kids to walk with us. The channel 8 news crew joined us for an interview. 5 man walk over the grounds for 2 hours establishes that nothing is there.  This means we’ve now covered hundreds of prime acres under the entire northern blip. WHere the hell are the stones?

Then we got a call from D. Garcia – the Doppler data appears to be a spurious return over Edgewood. So edgewood looks like toast.  So we drive west and interview a fireman in Wills Point. He was standing in his bay and washing a firetruck when he saw the meteor. His account places darkflight North West of Wills Point.

I called Marc Fries with the bad news and told him all I know. He likes the new data and will search for radar returns in the new area.

I’ve met Stephen Thompson tonight, who did interviews on meteor witnesses. he thinks the path went north of Edgewood. We compare notes, and I plot a new path, it agrees with his as well.  Tomorrow we seek sonic boom witnesses.

New Website coming for Out of a Blue Sky Meteorites!

Posted by mccartney on October 3, 2011
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After 2 years of thinking about it, we’re doing something.  More simplistic design, more how-to, more stories. Coming during October 2011!  Started Oct 3.