Commemorating the life of my friend and of our fellow meteorite-hunting colleague.The recent passing of Robert Hoover has prompted me to postpone this month’s article, and instead to make notice of this sad news.
Robert Dan Hoover, Born in Corona, CA on January 25, 1938 passed peacefully while in hospice care near his home in Yucca Valley, CA on November 6, 2017. He was a loving husband and father. He spent his life in the aviation industry as a pilot with several different airlines. He always had a passion for flying. He started his career in the United States Air Force at 17 as an aircraft mechanic. He worked as a flight instructor, and as an airline pilot until he retired in 1999 at the age of 61. During his varied career he flew numerous aircraft including sea planes to Catalina island. In his spare time he enjoyed shooting and was an avid gun collector, he also enjoyed tinkering with and working on his cars. Later in life he found an interest in meteorites and meteorite hunting. His first meteorite hunt was the “99th Anniversary Holbrook Hunt” in 2011. He continued to go out and hunt at other Arizona strewn-fields, for example, Franconia and Buck Mountains. He also searched for meteorites in areas of Southern California such as, Danby dry lake, and Stewart Valley, as well as, other numerous Nevada dry lakes. His biggest find was a 32 gram Holbrook stone that he found in 2014. His favorite thing to do was to go out to Safford AZ and hunt for Saffordites. He met many people in the Meteorite-community and enjoyed the company of each and every one.
As of this writing, there are no details, but there are plans to have a 15 minute service at Riverside National Cemetery no later than 1:30PM on Monday, December 4th.
This article has been highly abbreviated in time for it to be included in this November publication of Meteorite-Times Magazine.
The next edition of Bob’s Findings will be the next Volume of the Newsletter for Unclassified USA Meteorites.
 Meteoritical Bulletin Database, search results for Keywords: Holbrook, Arizona
 Meteorite Hunters vs The Weather by James Tobin, from “Jim’s Fragments”, Meteorite-Times, dated November 1, 2014
Danby Dry Lake from the Meteoritical Bulletin Database (MBD).
Major Increase in TKW for Danby Dry Lake the reference that prompted the revision to the above MBD entry — the 70-fold increase in TKW (and proof that it was a breccia) was of primary importance, and not the stated “revised coordinates”!
My previous Bob’s Findings can be found *HERE*
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