Harvesting Meteorites in Holbrook Arizona - with GPS coordinates.

On Dec 30, 2007 - just two days before the New Year - my Boys and I decided to try meteorite hunting in Holbrook, Arizona. The weather was cool but not too unbearable - that was until we made our first finds at about 5 PM. As the sun started to set the temperature began dropping dramatically. Before we knew it both Ruben Jr. and I were both shivering uncontrollably and couldn't wait to leave.

The finds we made that day were significant for Holbrook. We found 55 grams in a single half hour which included a 20 gram, and several 5 and 10 gram specimens. Upon leaving the strewn field that night we headed into town to find a motel as it was much too cold to camp. At first light the next morning my boys were ready to go, and couldn't wait to harvest a few more meteorites from the previous day's "Honey Hole". By around noon - New Years Eve - they had found about as many meteorites as they could. After all, dragging a magnet through dirt in hopes of having a meteorite stick to it does have a limited thrill, even for 8, 10 and 14 year old boys.

You'll find the exact coordinates to the area in the Holbrook strewn field where we found so many meteorites in this video. Lest you think we got them all I should mention that my friends Paul Desilets and Mike Morgan found over 50 grams of meteorite fragments in just a few hours using these very same coordinates. You could be next!  

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Good luck and happy hunting!

Ruben Garcia
Phoenix, Arizona