Prospecting for Meteorites with a Metal Detector
February 2002 by Jim StraightThe following article has been written with a two-fold purpose; first, to help familiarize anyone interested in “meteorite shooting,” and second, to stress the importance of scientific research.
Although one of the smaller states in Australia, Victoria can lay claim to being the richest, especially in regards to large nuggets. An almost endless discovery of massive specimens highlighted the early years of gold mining here.
Q: I was wondering how such a device could locate a rich gold vein in quartz, for example, since a metal like gold is non-magnetic.
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