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Meteorite Hunting by Geoff Notkin

Meteorite Hunting

How to Find Treasure From Space

by Geoffrey Notkin

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This book by Geoffrey Notkin, cohost of the Meteorite Men television series, is a comprehensive illustrated guide to recovering, identifying and understanding meteorites. It is a 6" x 9" paper back with 83 pages. See the table of contents below.

Meteorite Hunting:
How to Find Treasure From Space
Table of Contents

    Preface
v
    Acknowledgments
vii
    Table of Contents
ix
    Introduction by Chris Cokinos
xi
    What are meteorites and where do they come from?
1
    How to identify meteorites in the laboratory and in the field
13
    How much are meteorites worth?
22
    Meteorwrongs, hot rocks and how they can help you become a better hunter
25
    Meteorite falls versus meteorite finds
31
    Understanding strewnfields
33
    Meteorite craters and impact pits
37
    The importance of research
45
    Ownership, landowners and permission to hunt
47
    Hunting Strategies: Historic meteorites and known strewnfields
51
    Hunting Strategies: Fireball chasing
53
    Hunting Strategies: Cold finds, hot desert hunting and dry lake beds
57
    Tools of the trade
61
    Excavating meteorites and documenting finds
73
    After the Find: Naming and Classification
75
    In the Field: Fun and Safety
79
    Postscript
81