The Hunt for Battle Mountain Meteorites

A photo gallery of my August 2012 trip to Battle Mountain, Nevada.

Welcome to Battle Mountain

There won’t be a “Bob’s Findings” article this month because I’ve returned to the strewn-field near Battle Mountain, Nevada, where a meteorite fell on the 22nd of August 2012 (UTC). The first find from this fall was found by this author on September 1st 2012 10:50AM (PDT). Since then, there have been many more finds made by a variety of finders. A list of finds can be found here.

This is the time for meteorite-recovery, while the weather holds up, because winter comes early at this elevation and latitude.

Hope you enjoy the images:

Photo Gallery of my August 2012 trip to Battle Mountain:

2012 September 1st – Nevada

© Robert Verish 2012

Field ID: BaM01 (L6 S4 W0)

2012 Sept – Nevada

© Robert Verish 2012

Field ID: BaM01 (L6 S4 W0)

2012 Sept – Nevada

© Robert Verish 2012

Field ID: BaM01 (L6 S4 W0)

2012 Sep 02 (UTC) – Nevada

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BaM02 (L6) from Battle Mountain, Nevada (image dated September 1 [PM] – taken by anonymous finder – courtesy of Sonny Clary )

2012 Sep 02 – Battle Mtn. Nevada

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Robert Ward showing me BaM02 (954g) that he just purchased, that morning.

2012 Sept 08 – Nevada

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This fragment (Field ID BaM09) found by Marty Cunningham is now part of the type specimen at UCLA.

Below image taken 2012 Jan 05 4:36PM PST – Nevada

© Robert Verish 2012

Sunset in Nevada. . .

When I first posted the above image in January of this year, I said it was an omen and predicted that 2012 would be the year of many bolides!
Hope you enjoyed the images!
There will be much more information about these meteorites from Battle Mountain in the near future.


References:

[meteorite-list] Battle Mountain Field report / strewn field conditions / etc.

Robert Verish
Fri Sep 7 22:14:56 EDT 2012
http://six.pairlist.net/pipermail/meteorite-list/2012-September/087060.html

[meteorite-list] Fw: BaM01 classification

Robert Verish
Wed Sep 12 00:41:18 EDT 2012
http://six.pairlist.net/pipermail/meteorite-list/2012-September/087119.html

[meteorite-list] Fw: BaM01 classification

Michael Farmer
Wed Sep 12 00:52:02 EDT 2012
http://six.pairlist.net/pipermail/meteorite-list/2012-September/087123.html

[Meteorite Picture of the Day] Halite crystal in meteorites

Monahans
Tue Sep 18 2012
http://www.tucsonmeteorites.com/mpodmain.asp?DD=9/18/2012&WYD=

My previous articles can be found *HERE*

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About the Author

Robert Verish
Bob is a retired aerospace engineer living in Southern California, and has been recovering meteorites from the Southwest U.S. Deserts since 1995.
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