Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in West Texas

2009-02-26 Thread Ruben Garcia

Hi all, 
I have video, photos, and great story's about the adventure, finds and 
meteorite finding dog. Please be patient, they are coming! 

Ruben Garcia
Phoenix, Arizona
Website: http://www.Mr-Meteorite.Net
Articles: http://www.meteorite.com/blog/
Videos: http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=meteorfrightp=v


--- On Tue, 2/24/09, Martin Altmann altm...@meteorite-martin.de wrote:

 From: Martin Altmann altm...@meteorite-martin.de
 Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in West Texas
 To: meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com
 Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 4:35 AM
 I want a photo of the dog.
 How is his name?
 
 Martin
 
 
 -Ursprüngliche Nachricht-
 Von: meteorite-list-boun...@meteoritecentral.com
 [mailto:meteorite-list-boun...@meteoritecentral.com] Im
 Auftrag von Jeff
 Kuyken
 Gesendet: Dienstag, 24. Februar 2009 09:16
 An: meteoritem...@yahoo.com; Frank Cressy;
 Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com; Walter Branch
 Betreff: Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in West
 Texas
 
 To Rob? I think that's a pretty fitting home for the
 West Dog Meteortite to 
 go live with the Nakhla Dog! ;-)
 
 Cheers,
 
 Jeff
 
 
 
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Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in West Texas

2009-02-24 Thread Jeff Kuyken
To Rob? I think that's a pretty fitting home for the West Dog Meteortite to 
go live with the Nakhla Dog! ;-)


Cheers,

Jeff


- Original Message - 
From: Ruben Garcia meteoritem...@yahoo.com
To: Frank Cressy fcre...@prodigy.net; 
Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com; Walter Branch 
waltbra...@bellsouth.net

Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in West Texas



Hi all.
I'm heading home in the morning with a bag full of meteorites. Ok, it's a 
small bag but I'm happy.  I got 6 complete individuals and a fractured 
specimen. I interviewed some of the locals as well as hunters and should 
have at least a couple of good stories/videos!


I'm not sure (nor is anyone else) why the dog decided to pick up the 
meteorite. However, the owners gladly wrote out a nice little story about 
how it happened and for everyone dying to know, the meteorite found by the 
dog was purchased by my friend Rob Wessel.




Ruben Garcia
Phoenix, Arizona
Website: http://www.Mr-Meteorite.Net
Articles: http://www.meteorite.com/blog/
Videos: http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=meteorfrightp=v


--- On Sat, 2/21/09, Walter Branch waltbra...@bellsouth.net wrote:


From: Walter Branch waltbra...@bellsouth.net
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in West Texas
To: Frank Cressy fcre...@prodigy.net, 
Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com

Date: Saturday, February 21, 2009, 5:53 PM
Hi Frank,

Funny story.  Thanks for sharing.

BTW, I just re-read your article on in Meteorite on
Braunau.  Interesting detective work.

-Walter

- Original Message - From: Frank Cressy
fcre...@prodigy.net
To: Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com;
mexicod...@aim.com; meteor...@meteorobs.org;
ensorama...@ntlworld.com;
meteoritem...@yahoo.com
Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2009 8:42 PM
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in West
Texas


 Hi Rubin and all,

 One hundred and fifty years ago, a stone fell in
Bethlehem, New York on August 11 that also involved a
meteorite finding dog, apparently not as well trained as the
West, Texas dog.  C.U. Shepard wrote:

 “Mr. Vanderpool was at work near his house, and
heard the explosion in common with other members of his
family.  About two minutes after, as it appeared to him, a
stone, coming in an oblique course, struck the side
 of a wagon house, glanced off, hit a log upon the
ground, bounded again, and rolled into the grass.  A dog
lying in the doorway of the wagon house sprang up, darted
out and seized it, but dropped it immediately, probably on
account of its warmth and sulphurous small.”

 And of course there's the story about the dog that
found the Lost City meteorite in January, 1970.  Must have
been too heavy to carry so he just marked it,
probably so he could find it again.  ;-)

 Cheers,

 Frank


 --- On Sat, 2/21/09, Ruben Garcia
meteoritem...@yahoo.com wrote:

 From: Ruben Garcia meteoritem...@yahoo.com
 Subject: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in
West Texas
 To: Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com,
mexicod...@aim.com, meteor...@meteorobs.org,
ensorama...@ntlworld.com
 Date: Saturday, February 21, 2009, 5:08 PM

 There is indeed a meteorite finding dog!

 Here's the story. On Friday Sonny, Steve Arnold
and I drove into the strewn
 field bright and early and immediately started
knocking on doors to try to gain
 permission to hunt. Upon walking up to a particular
house Sonny spotted a
 meteorite on the porch (about 70-90 grams) he picked
it up, and laid it back
 down. Ruben, did you see that fully crusted
meteorite on the porch?
 He Said. I couldn't believe it. He was right!
Right there on the porch but
 no one was home...what to do? Since Sonny assured me
that he wasn't going to
 buy meteorites when he could find them I decided to
track down the owner and try
 to buy the specimen.

 I got the owners work phone number from a neighbor and
called. After
 introducing myself and explaining what I was in town
for, I told the owner that
 there was a meteorite on their porch. What, you
mean that black rock that
 the dog brought up and dropped on the porch?
Yes, that one I
 said.

 Needless to say, I drove down and did a nice video
interview with the owner
 holding the space rock and recalling the tale.


 Ruben Garcia
 Phoenix, Arizona
 Website: http://www.Mr-Meteorite.Net
 Articles: http://www.meteorite.com/blog/
 Videos:
http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=meteorfrightp=v


 --- On Sat, 2/21/09, ensorama...@ntlworld.com
ensorama...@ntlworld.com
 wrote:

 From: ensorama...@ntlworld.com
ensorama...@ntlworld.com
 Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] West, Texas
meteorite finds
 To: Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com,
mexicod...@aim.com,
 meteor...@meteorobs.org
 Date: Saturday, February 21, 2009, 4:18 AM
 Quick...make an offer for the dog!

 Thanks for the interesting update/report.

 Graham Ensor UK

  mexicod...@aim.com wrote:
  Hello from Sunny Texas, under clear and
starry-eyed
 skies at the moment

Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in West Texas

2009-02-24 Thread Mark Ford
Indeed,

Bet the poor dog is gutted though, he'd been searching for a meteorite for 
years, then when he finds one...
LOL

Mark

-Original Message-
From: meteorite-list-boun...@meteoritecentral.com 
[mailto:meteorite-list-boun...@meteoritecentral.com] On Behalf Of Jeff Kuyken
Sent: 24 February 2009 08:16
To: meteoritem...@yahoo.com; Frank Cressy; Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com; 
Walter Branch
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in West Texas

To Rob? I think that's a pretty fitting home for the West Dog Meteortite to 
go live with the Nakhla Dog! ;-)

Cheers,

Jeff


- Original Message - 
From: Ruben Garcia meteoritem...@yahoo.com
To: Frank Cressy fcre...@prodigy.net; 
Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com; Walter Branch 
waltbra...@bellsouth.net
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in West Texas


 Hi all.
 I'm heading home in the morning with a bag full of meteorites. Ok, it's a 
 small bag but I'm happy.  I got 6 complete individuals and a fractured 
 specimen. I interviewed some of the locals as well as hunters and should 
 have at least a couple of good stories/videos!

 I'm not sure (nor is anyone else) why the dog decided to pick up the 
 meteorite. However, the owners gladly wrote out a nice little story about 
 how it happened and for everyone dying to know, the meteorite found by the 
 dog was purchased by my friend Rob Wessel.



 Ruben Garcia
 Phoenix, Arizona
 Website: http://www.Mr-Meteorite.Net
 Articles: http://www.meteorite.com/blog/
 Videos: http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=meteorfrightp=v


 --- On Sat, 2/21/09, Walter Branch waltbra...@bellsouth.net wrote:

 From: Walter Branch waltbra...@bellsouth.net
 Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in West Texas
 To: Frank Cressy fcre...@prodigy.net, 
 Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com
 Date: Saturday, February 21, 2009, 5:53 PM
 Hi Frank,

 Funny story.  Thanks for sharing.

 BTW, I just re-read your article on in Meteorite on
 Braunau.  Interesting detective work.

 -Walter

 - Original Message - From: Frank Cressy
 fcre...@prodigy.net
 To: Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com;
 mexicod...@aim.com; meteor...@meteorobs.org;
 ensorama...@ntlworld.com;
 meteoritem...@yahoo.com
 Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2009 8:42 PM
 Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in West
 Texas


  Hi Rubin and all,
 
  One hundred and fifty years ago, a stone fell in
 Bethlehem, New York on August 11 that also involved a
 meteorite finding dog, apparently not as well trained as the
 West, Texas dog.  C.U. Shepard wrote:
 
  “Mr. Vanderpool was at work near his house, and
 heard the explosion in common with other members of his
 family.  About two minutes after, as it appeared to him, a
 stone, coming in an oblique course, struck the side
  of a wagon house, glanced off, hit a log upon the
 ground, bounded again, and rolled into the grass.  A dog
 lying in the doorway of the wagon house sprang up, darted
 out and seized it, but dropped it immediately, probably on
 account of its warmth and sulphurous small.”
 
  And of course there's the story about the dog that
 found the Lost City meteorite in January, 1970.  Must have
 been too heavy to carry so he just marked it,
 probably so he could find it again.  ;-)
 
  Cheers,
 
  Frank
 
 
  --- On Sat, 2/21/09, Ruben Garcia
 meteoritem...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  From: Ruben Garcia meteoritem...@yahoo.com
  Subject: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in
 West Texas
  To: Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com,
 mexicod...@aim.com, meteor...@meteorobs.org,
 ensorama...@ntlworld.com
  Date: Saturday, February 21, 2009, 5:08 PM
 
  There is indeed a meteorite finding dog!
 
  Here's the story. On Friday Sonny, Steve Arnold
 and I drove into the strewn
  field bright and early and immediately started
 knocking on doors to try to gain
  permission to hunt. Upon walking up to a particular
 house Sonny spotted a
  meteorite on the porch (about 70-90 grams) he picked
 it up, and laid it back
  down. Ruben, did you see that fully crusted
 meteorite on the porch?
  He Said. I couldn't believe it. He was right!
 Right there on the porch but
  no one was home...what to do? Since Sonny assured me
 that he wasn't going to
  buy meteorites when he could find them I decided to
 track down the owner and try
  to buy the specimen.
 
  I got the owners work phone number from a neighbor and
 called. After
  introducing myself and explaining what I was in town
 for, I told the owner that
  there was a meteorite on their porch. What, you
 mean that black rock that
  the dog brought up and dropped on the porch?
 Yes, that one I
  said.
 
  Needless to say, I drove down and did a nice video
 interview with the owner
  holding the space rock and recalling the tale.
 
 
  Ruben Garcia
  Phoenix, Arizona
  Website: http://www.Mr-Meteorite.Net
  Articles: http://www.meteorite.com/blog/
  Videos:
 http

Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in West Texas

2009-02-24 Thread Martin Altmann
I want a photo of the dog.
How is his name?

Martin


-Ursprüngliche Nachricht-
Von: meteorite-list-boun...@meteoritecentral.com
[mailto:meteorite-list-boun...@meteoritecentral.com] Im Auftrag von Jeff
Kuyken
Gesendet: Dienstag, 24. Februar 2009 09:16
An: meteoritem...@yahoo.com; Frank Cressy;
Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com; Walter Branch
Betreff: Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in West Texas

To Rob? I think that's a pretty fitting home for the West Dog Meteortite to 
go live with the Nakhla Dog! ;-)

Cheers,

Jeff



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Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in West Texas

2009-02-24 Thread Jeff Kuyken

The best in west I'm guessing!!! ;-)

Cheers,

Jeff


- Original Message - 
From: Martin Altmann altm...@meteorite-martin.de

To: meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 11:35 PM
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in West Texas


I want a photo of the dog.
How is his name?

Martin


-Ursprüngliche Nachricht-
Von: meteorite-list-boun...@meteoritecentral.com
[mailto:meteorite-list-boun...@meteoritecentral.com] Im Auftrag von Jeff
Kuyken
Gesendet: Dienstag, 24. Februar 2009 09:16
An: meteoritem...@yahoo.com; Frank Cressy;
Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com; Walter Branch
Betreff: Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in West Texas

To Rob? I think that's a pretty fitting home for the West Dog Meteortite to
go live with the Nakhla Dog! ;-)

Cheers,

Jeff



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Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in West Texas

2009-02-24 Thread MeteorHntr
In a message dated 2/24/2009 6:36:05 A.M. Central Standard Time,  
altm...@meteorite-martin.de writes:
I want a photo of the dog.
How is his  name?

Martin
.

*
Martin, 

The dog's name is Hopper.  The story  actually very very funny.  A group of 
us were gridding a piece of ground  yesterday, walking in a line, and Rob told 
part of the story and I was in tears  it was so funny. 

Rob has acquired the Garza Stone of the West  fall.  Or should I say, the 
Monahan's 7 Stone of West fall. Or Maybe the  Michelle Knapp Stone of the 
West fall.  

I don't think anyone  in our field could find a better match than this 
specific rock and this  collector/dealer being put together.

Congratulations to Rob!  Well  done.  
 
As for photos, I am sure Hopper will be going down in meteorite history  
forever.  There will be no shortage of photos of this dog.  
 
Yesterday Rob spent the whole day hunting with Hopper.  Rob would take  out a 
meteorite, let hopper smell it and then pretend to throw it into the grass  
hoping the dog would run into the grass, looking for that meteorite, but might  
find another one and retrieve it.  But no luck.  Hopper was too smart  to be 
fooled. 
 
There are some great stories about this rock and this dog.  I am  sure more 
will come out soon.  
 
I have to get back out in the field... 

Steve Arnold #1
 
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Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in West Texas (OT)

2009-02-24 Thread Mike Groetz
Ruben, Walter and others-
   My bet is the dog is a lab.. I have a yellow one that someone dropped off as 
a pup here in the country a few years ago. She brings in most every rock she 
finds from the fields and drops them at my feet (of course after chewing on 
them for awhile..).
   I've read it's a trait of labs..
   Now if she would just bring in something good...!
Mike


--- On Mon, 2/23/09, Ruben Garcia meteoritem...@yahoo.com wrote:

 From: Ruben Garcia meteoritem...@yahoo.com
 Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in West Texas
 To: Frank Cressy fcre...@prodigy.net, 
 Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com, Walter Branch 
 waltbra...@bellsouth.net
 Date: Monday, February 23, 2009, 8:15 PM
 Hi all. 
 I'm heading home in the morning with a bag full of
 meteorites. Ok, it's a small bag but I'm happy.  I
 got 6 complete individuals and a fractured specimen. I
 interviewed some of the locals as well as hunters and should
 have at least a couple of good stories/videos!
 
 I'm not sure (nor is anyone else) why the dog decided
 to pick up the meteorite. However, the owners gladly wrote
 out a nice little story about how it happened and for
 everyone dying to know, the meteorite found by the dog was
 purchased by my friend Rob Wessel. 
 
 
 
 Ruben Garcia
 Phoenix, Arizona
 Website: http://www.Mr-Meteorite.Net
 Articles: http://www.meteorite.com/blog/
 Videos:
 http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=meteorfrightp=v
 
 
 --- On Sat, 2/21/09, Walter Branch
 waltbra...@bellsouth.net wrote:
 
  From: Walter Branch waltbra...@bellsouth.net
  Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in
 West Texas
  To: Frank Cressy
 fcre...@prodigy.net,
 Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com
  Date: Saturday, February 21, 2009, 5:53 PM
  Hi Frank,
  
  Funny story.  Thanks for sharing.
  
  BTW, I just re-read your article on in Meteorite on
  Braunau.  Interesting detective work.
  
  -Walter
  
  - Original Message - From: Frank
 Cressy
  fcre...@prodigy.net
  To: Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com;
  mexicod...@aim.com;
 meteor...@meteorobs.org;
  ensorama...@ntlworld.com;
  meteoritem...@yahoo.com
  Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2009 8:42 PM
  Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in
 West
  Texas
  
  
   Hi Rubin and all,
   
   One hundred and fifty years ago, a stone fell in
  Bethlehem, New York on August 11 that also involved a
  meteorite finding dog, apparently not as well trained
 as the
  West, Texas dog.  C.U. Shepard wrote:
   
   “Mr. Vanderpool was at work near his house,
 and
  heard the explosion in common with other members of
 his
  family.  About two minutes after, as it appeared to
 him, a
  stone, coming in an oblique course, struck the side
   of a wagon house, glanced off, hit a log upon the
  ground, bounded again, and rolled into the grass.  A
 dog
  lying in the doorway of the wagon house sprang up,
 darted
  out and seized it, but dropped it immediately,
 probably on
  account of its warmth and sulphurous small.”
   
   And of course there's the story about the dog
 that
  found the Lost City meteorite in January, 1970.  Must
 have
  been too heavy to carry so he just marked
 it,
  probably so he could find it again.  ;-)
   
   Cheers,
   
   Frank
   
   
   --- On Sat, 2/21/09, Ruben Garcia
  meteoritem...@yahoo.com wrote:
   
   From: Ruben Garcia
 meteoritem...@yahoo.com
   Subject: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog
 in
  West Texas
   To: Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com,
  mexicod...@aim.com, meteor...@meteorobs.org,
  ensorama...@ntlworld.com
   Date: Saturday, February 21, 2009, 5:08 PM
   
   There is indeed a meteorite finding dog!
   
   Here's the story. On Friday Sonny, Steve
 Arnold
  and I drove into the strewn
   field bright and early and immediately started
  knocking on doors to try to gain
   permission to hunt. Upon walking up to a
 particular
  house Sonny spotted a
   meteorite on the porch (about 70-90 grams) he
 picked
  it up, and laid it back
   down. Ruben, did you see that fully crusted
  meteorite on the porch?
   He Said. I couldn't believe it. He was right!
  Right there on the porch but
   no one was home...what to do? Since Sonny assured
 me
  that he wasn't going to
   buy meteorites when he could find them I decided
 to
  track down the owner and try
   to buy the specimen.
   
   I got the owners work phone number from a
 neighbor and
  called. After
   introducing myself and explaining what I was in
 town
  for, I told the owner that
   there was a meteorite on their porch. What,
 you
  mean that black rock that
   the dog brought up and dropped on the
 porch? 
  Yes, that one I
   said.
   
   Needless to say, I drove down and did a nice
 video
  interview with the owner
   holding the space rock and recalling the tale.
   
   
   Ruben Garcia
   Phoenix, Arizona
   Website: http://www.Mr-Meteorite.Net
   Articles: http://www.meteorite.com/blog/
   Videos:
 
 http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user

Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in West Texas

2009-02-23 Thread Ruben Garcia
Hi all. 
I'm heading home in the morning with a bag full of meteorites. Ok, it's a small 
bag but I'm happy.  I got 6 complete individuals and a fractured specimen. I 
interviewed some of the locals as well as hunters and should have at least a 
couple of good stories/videos!

I'm not sure (nor is anyone else) why the dog decided to pick up the meteorite. 
However, the owners gladly wrote out a nice little story about how it happened 
and for everyone dying to know, the meteorite found by the dog was purchased by 
my friend Rob Wessel. 



Ruben Garcia
Phoenix, Arizona
Website: http://www.Mr-Meteorite.Net
Articles: http://www.meteorite.com/blog/
Videos: http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=meteorfrightp=v


--- On Sat, 2/21/09, Walter Branch waltbra...@bellsouth.net wrote:

 From: Walter Branch waltbra...@bellsouth.net
 Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in West Texas
 To: Frank Cressy fcre...@prodigy.net, Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com
 Date: Saturday, February 21, 2009, 5:53 PM
 Hi Frank,
 
 Funny story.  Thanks for sharing.
 
 BTW, I just re-read your article on in Meteorite on
 Braunau.  Interesting detective work.
 
 -Walter
 
 - Original Message - From: Frank Cressy
 fcre...@prodigy.net
 To: Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com;
 mexicod...@aim.com; meteor...@meteorobs.org;
 ensorama...@ntlworld.com;
 meteoritem...@yahoo.com
 Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2009 8:42 PM
 Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in West
 Texas
 
 
  Hi Rubin and all,
  
  One hundred and fifty years ago, a stone fell in
 Bethlehem, New York on August 11 that also involved a
 meteorite finding dog, apparently not as well trained as the
 West, Texas dog.  C.U. Shepard wrote:
  
  “Mr. Vanderpool was at work near his house, and
 heard the explosion in common with other members of his
 family.  About two minutes after, as it appeared to him, a
 stone, coming in an oblique course, struck the side
  of a wagon house, glanced off, hit a log upon the
 ground, bounded again, and rolled into the grass.  A dog
 lying in the doorway of the wagon house sprang up, darted
 out and seized it, but dropped it immediately, probably on
 account of its warmth and sulphurous small.”
  
  And of course there's the story about the dog that
 found the Lost City meteorite in January, 1970.  Must have
 been too heavy to carry so he just marked it,
 probably so he could find it again.  ;-)
  
  Cheers,
  
  Frank
  
  
  --- On Sat, 2/21/09, Ruben Garcia
 meteoritem...@yahoo.com wrote:
  
  From: Ruben Garcia meteoritem...@yahoo.com
  Subject: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in
 West Texas
  To: Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com,
 mexicod...@aim.com, meteor...@meteorobs.org,
 ensorama...@ntlworld.com
  Date: Saturday, February 21, 2009, 5:08 PM
  
  There is indeed a meteorite finding dog!
  
  Here's the story. On Friday Sonny, Steve Arnold
 and I drove into the strewn
  field bright and early and immediately started
 knocking on doors to try to gain
  permission to hunt. Upon walking up to a particular
 house Sonny spotted a
  meteorite on the porch (about 70-90 grams) he picked
 it up, and laid it back
  down. Ruben, did you see that fully crusted
 meteorite on the porch?
  He Said. I couldn't believe it. He was right!
 Right there on the porch but
  no one was home...what to do? Since Sonny assured me
 that he wasn't going to
  buy meteorites when he could find them I decided to
 track down the owner and try
  to buy the specimen.
  
  I got the owners work phone number from a neighbor and
 called. After
  introducing myself and explaining what I was in town
 for, I told the owner that
  there was a meteorite on their porch. What, you
 mean that black rock that
  the dog brought up and dropped on the porch? 
 Yes, that one I
  said.
  
  Needless to say, I drove down and did a nice video
 interview with the owner
  holding the space rock and recalling the tale.
  
  
  Ruben Garcia
  Phoenix, Arizona
  Website: http://www.Mr-Meteorite.Net
  Articles: http://www.meteorite.com/blog/
  Videos:
 http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=meteorfrightp=v
  
  
  --- On Sat, 2/21/09, ensorama...@ntlworld.com
 ensorama...@ntlworld.com
  wrote:
  
  From: ensorama...@ntlworld.com
 ensorama...@ntlworld.com
  Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] West, Texas
 meteorite finds
  To: Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com,
 mexicod...@aim.com,
  meteor...@meteorobs.org
  Date: Saturday, February 21, 2009, 4:18 AM
  Quick...make an offer for the dog!
  
  Thanks for the interesting update/report.
  
  Graham Ensor UK
  
   mexicod...@aim.com wrote:
   Hello from Sunny Texas, under clear and
 starry-eyed
  skies at the moment,
  
   A few stones were found right at the time of
 the fall,
  however, they
   were not definitively identified as
 meteorites -
  though that was the
   suspicion and they were saved.
  
   We (Doug Dawn, Dmitry Sadilenko, Sergey
 Petukov) drove
  across the
   country

Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in West Texas

2009-02-21 Thread Frank Cressy
Hi Rubin and all,

One hundred and fifty years ago, a stone fell in Bethlehem, New York on August 
11 that also involved a meteorite finding dog, apparently not as well trained 
as the West, Texas dog.  C.U. Shepard wrote:

 “Mr. Vanderpool was at work near his house, and heard the explosion in 
common with other members of his family.  About two minutes after, as it 
appeared to him, a stone, coming in an oblique course, struck the side 
of a wagon house, glanced off, hit a log upon the ground, bounded again, and 
rolled into the grass.  A dog lying in the doorway of the wagon house sprang 
up, darted out and seized it, but dropped it immediately,probably on 
account of its warmth and sulphurous small.”

And of course there's the story about the dog that found the Lost City 
meteorite in January, 1970.  Must have been too heavy to carry so he just 
marked it, probably so he could find it again.  ;-)

Cheers,

Frank 


--- On Sat, 2/21/09, Ruben Garcia meteoritem...@yahoo.com wrote:

From: Ruben Garcia meteoritem...@yahoo.com
Subject: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in West Texas
To: Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com, mexicod...@aim.com, 
meteor...@meteorobs.org, ensorama...@ntlworld.com
Date: Saturday, February 21, 2009, 5:08 PM

There is indeed a meteorite finding dog! 

Here's the story. On Friday Sonny, Steve Arnold and I drove into the strewn
field bright and early and immediately started knocking on doors to try to gain
permission to hunt. Upon walking up to a particular house Sonny spotted a
meteorite on the porch (about 70-90 grams) he picked it up, and laid it back
down. Ruben, did you see that fully crusted meteorite on the porch?
He Said. I couldn't believe it. He was right! Right there on the porch but
no one was home...what to do? Since Sonny assured me that he wasn't going to
buy meteorites when he could find them I decided to track down the owner and try
to buy the specimen. 

I got the owners work phone number from a neighbor and called. After
introducing myself and explaining what I was in town for, I told the owner that
there was a meteorite on their porch. What, you mean that black rock that
the dog brought up and dropped on the porch?  Yes, that one I
said.  

Needless to say, I drove down and did a nice video interview with the owner
holding the space rock and recalling the tale. 


Ruben Garcia
Phoenix, Arizona
Website: http://www.Mr-Meteorite.Net
Articles: http://www.meteorite.com/blog/
Videos: http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=meteorfrightp=v


--- On Sat, 2/21/09, ensorama...@ntlworld.com ensorama...@ntlworld.com
wrote:

 From: ensorama...@ntlworld.com ensorama...@ntlworld.com
 Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] West, Texas meteorite finds
 To: Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com, mexicod...@aim.com,
meteor...@meteorobs.org
 Date: Saturday, February 21, 2009, 4:18 AM
 Quick...make an offer for the dog!
 
 Thanks for the interesting update/report.
 
 Graham Ensor UK
 
  mexicod...@aim.com wrote: 
  Hello from Sunny Texas, under clear and starry-eyed
 skies at the moment,
  
  A few stones were found right at the time of the fall,
 however, they 
  were not definitively identified as meteorites -
 though that was the 
  suspicion and they were saved.
  
  We (Doug Dawn, Dmitry Sadilenko, Sergey Petukov) drove
 across the 
  country and estimated the location of the strewn field
 within 48 hours 
  of the event. With a bit of tenacity, scarcely four
 hours after the 
  second day, thanks to the help of some Texas-sized
 hospitality, we 
  arrived in the strewn field and found our first couple
 of stones and I 
  had the distinct pleasure of shaking the finders hand
 and removing any 
  lingering doubts in his mind that he had meteorites
 fresh from Heaven's 
  farm.
  
  After the initial success, my good friend and
 asteroidhunter, Rob 
  Matson of Los Angeles, joined up with the team. We
 have found some 
  stones, but more are being found by others, and we
 really expect larger 
  masses to be found, though hard work in the field
 definitely gets you 
  wondering if just because such a meteoritical
 spectacle drops one 
  stone, should it drop the thousands we keep expecting
 to see? The TKW 
  is rapidly evolving, but the area is being hit quite
 hard by hunters 
  already. This doesn't seem to be a dense fall, and
 some areas are very 
  easy to search, though bramble in other areas
 effectively keeps those 
  off limits. All land is private and most families keep
 their gun 
  collections well oiled. In our case, the big-hearts of
 the landowners 
  have humbled easily as much as the witness reports of
 the bolide's 
  fragmenting itself. This is at odds with some other
 reports, only 
  because residents of the area treasure their privacy
 and were 
  completely overwhelmed by the wave of treasure hunters
 that descended. 
  We almost lost our permission to hunt when they
 believed that we were 
  somehow responsible for several meteorite hunters
 

Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in West Texas

2009-02-21 Thread Walter Branch

Hi Frank,

Funny story.  Thanks for sharing.

BTW, I just re-read your article on in Meteorite on Braunau.  Interesting 
detective work.


-Walter

- Original Message - 
From: Frank Cressy fcre...@prodigy.net
To: Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com; mexicod...@aim.com; 
meteor...@meteorobs.org; ensorama...@ntlworld.com; 
meteoritem...@yahoo.com

Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2009 8:42 PM
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in West Texas



Hi Rubin and all,

One hundred and fifty years ago, a stone fell in Bethlehem, New York on 
August 11 that also involved a meteorite finding dog, apparently not as 
well trained as the West, Texas dog.  C.U. Shepard wrote:


“Mr. Vanderpool was at work near his house, and heard the explosion in 
common with other members of his family.  About two minutes after, as it 
appeared to him, a stone, coming in an oblique course, struck the side
of a wagon house, glanced off, hit a log upon the ground, bounded again, 
and rolled into the grass.  A dog lying in the doorway of the wagon house 
sprang up, darted out and seized it, but dropped it immediately, 
probably on account of its warmth and sulphurous small.”


And of course there's the story about the dog that found the Lost City 
meteorite in January, 1970.  Must have been too heavy to carry so he just 
marked it, probably so he could find it again.  ;-)


Cheers,

Frank


--- On Sat, 2/21/09, Ruben Garcia meteoritem...@yahoo.com wrote:

From: Ruben Garcia meteoritem...@yahoo.com
Subject: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in West Texas
To: Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com, mexicod...@aim.com, 
meteor...@meteorobs.org, ensorama...@ntlworld.com

Date: Saturday, February 21, 2009, 5:08 PM

There is indeed a meteorite finding dog!

Here's the story. On Friday Sonny, Steve Arnold and I drove into the 
strewn
field bright and early and immediately started knocking on doors to try to 
gain

permission to hunt. Upon walking up to a particular house Sonny spotted a
meteorite on the porch (about 70-90 grams) he picked it up, and laid it 
back

down. Ruben, did you see that fully crusted meteorite on the porch?
He Said. I couldn't believe it. He was right! Right there on the porch but
no one was home...what to do? Since Sonny assured me that he wasn't going 
to
buy meteorites when he could find them I decided to track down the owner 
and try

to buy the specimen.

I got the owners work phone number from a neighbor and called. After
introducing myself and explaining what I was in town for, I told the owner 
that

there was a meteorite on their porch. What, you mean that black rock that
the dog brought up and dropped on the porch?  Yes, that one I
said.

Needless to say, I drove down and did a nice video interview with the 
owner

holding the space rock and recalling the tale.


Ruben Garcia
Phoenix, Arizona
Website: http://www.Mr-Meteorite.Net
Articles: http://www.meteorite.com/blog/
Videos: http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=meteorfrightp=v


--- On Sat, 2/21/09, ensorama...@ntlworld.com ensorama...@ntlworld.com
wrote:


From: ensorama...@ntlworld.com ensorama...@ntlworld.com
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] West, Texas meteorite finds
To: Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com, mexicod...@aim.com,

meteor...@meteorobs.org

Date: Saturday, February 21, 2009, 4:18 AM
Quick...make an offer for the dog!

Thanks for the interesting update/report.

Graham Ensor UK

 mexicod...@aim.com wrote:
 Hello from Sunny Texas, under clear and starry-eyed
skies at the moment,

 A few stones were found right at the time of the fall,
however, they
 were not definitively identified as meteorites -
though that was the
 suspicion and they were saved.

 We (Doug Dawn, Dmitry Sadilenko, Sergey Petukov) drove
across the
 country and estimated the location of the strewn field
within 48 hours
 of the event. With a bit of tenacity, scarcely four
hours after the
 second day, thanks to the help of some Texas-sized
hospitality, we
 arrived in the strewn field and found our first couple
of stones and I
 had the distinct pleasure of shaking the finders hand
and removing any
 lingering doubts in his mind that he had meteorites
fresh from Heaven's
 farm.

 After the initial success, my good friend and
asteroidhunter, Rob
 Matson of Los Angeles, joined up with the team. We
have found some
 stones, but more are being found by others, and we
really expect larger
 masses to be found, though hard work in the field
definitely gets you
 wondering if just because such a meteoritical
spectacle drops one
 stone, should it drop the thousands we keep expecting
to see? The TKW
 is rapidly evolving, but the area is being hit quite
hard by hunters
 already. This doesn't seem to be a dense fall, and
some areas are very
 easy to search, though bramble in other areas
effectively keeps those
 off limits. All land is private and most families keep
their gun
 collections well oiled. In our case, the big-hearts of
the landowners
 have humbled

Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Finding Dog in West Texas

2009-02-21 Thread ensoramanda
Well I,ve seen dogs trained to hunt for truffles (and actually they look a lot 
like meteorites!) so why not a dog trained to find meteoritesnow this one 
has got the scent as such, perhaps you should be hiring it to track down the 
rest Ruben!

Can't wait for the video...what a great meteorite to have in your collection 
with a story like that...did you manage to buy it? Did the dog see it fall and 
run to fetch or do you think it found it interesting because of its smell?

Graham Ensor, UK.

 Ruben Garcia meteoritem...@yahoo.com wrote: 
 There is indeed a meteorite finding dog! 
 
 Here's the story. On Friday Sonny, Steve Arnold and I drove into the strewn 
 field bright and early and immediately started knocking on doors to try to 
 gain permission to hunt. Upon walking up to a particular house Sonny spotted 
 a meteorite on the porch (about 70-90 grams) he picked it up, and laid it 
 back down. Ruben, did you see that fully crusted meteorite on the porch? He 
 Said. I couldn't believe it. He was right! Right there on the porch but no 
 one was home...what to do? Since Sonny assured me that he wasn't going to buy 
 meteorites when he could find them I decided to track down the owner and try 
 to buy the specimen. 
 
 I got the owners work phone number from a neighbor and called. After 
 introducing myself and explaining what I was in town for, I told the owner 
 that there was a meteorite on their porch. What, you mean that black rock 
 that the dog brought up and dropped on the porch?  Yes, that one I said.  
 
 Needless to say, I drove down and did a nice video interview with the owner 
 holding the space rock and recalling the tale. 
 
 
 Ruben Garcia
 Phoenix, Arizona
 Website: http://www.Mr-Meteorite.Net
 Articles: http://www.meteorite.com/blog/
 Videos: http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=meteorfrightp=v
 
 
 --- On Sat, 2/21/09, ensorama...@ntlworld.com ensorama...@ntlworld.com 
 wrote:
 
  From: ensorama...@ntlworld.com ensorama...@ntlworld.com
  Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] West, Texas meteorite finds
  To: Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com, mexicod...@aim.com, 
  meteor...@meteorobs.org
  Date: Saturday, February 21, 2009, 4:18 AM
  Quick...make an offer for the dog!
  
  Thanks for the interesting update/report.
  
  Graham Ensor UK
  
   mexicod...@aim.com wrote: 
   Hello from Sunny Texas, under clear and starry-eyed
  skies at the moment,
   
   A few stones were found right at the time of the fall,
  however, they 
   were not definitively identified as meteorites -
  though that was the 
   suspicion and they were saved.
   
   We (Doug Dawn, Dmitry Sadilenko, Sergey Petukov) drove
  across the 
   country and estimated the location of the strewn field
  within 48 hours 
   of the event. With a bit of tenacity, scarcely four
  hours after the 
   second day, thanks to the help of some Texas-sized
  hospitality, we 
   arrived in the strewn field and found our first couple
  of stones and I 
   had the distinct pleasure of shaking the finders hand
  and removing any 
   lingering doubts in his mind that he had meteorites
  fresh from Heaven's 
   farm.
   
   After the initial success, my good friend and
  asteroidhunter, Rob 
   Matson of Los Angeles, joined up with the team. We
  have found some 
   stones, but more are being found by others, and we
  really expect larger 
   masses to be found, though hard work in the field
  definitely gets you 
   wondering if just because such a meteoritical
  spectacle drops one 
   stone, should it drop the thousands we keep expecting
  to see? The TKW 
   is rapidly evolving, but the area is being hit quite
  hard by hunters 
   already. This doesn't seem to be a dense fall, and
  some areas are very 
   easy to search, though bramble in other areas
  effectively keeps those 
   off limits. All land is private and most families keep
  their gun 
   collections well oiled. In our case, the big-hearts of
  the landowners 
   have humbled easily as much as the witness reports of
  the bolide's 
   fragmenting itself. This is at odds with some other
  reports, only 
   because residents of the area treasure their privacy
  and were 
   completely overwhelmed by the wave of treasure hunters
  that descended. 
   We almost lost our permission to hunt when they
  believed that we were 
   somehow responsible for several meteorite hunters
  showing up with a 
   news crews. Besides being quite busy, I promised to
  respect the 
   anonymity of our hosts as a condition of our search,
  and this evening 
   we reaped the benefits of a delicious home-cooked
  dinner prepared by 
   the caring hands of our hosts at their dinner table.
  There is a great 
   Texas steakhouse on I-35 which adds to the flavor for
  anyone wanting to 
   experience Texas culture, cowboys and pretty cowgirls
  from West, TX.
   
   It has been an incredible last few days, which started
  by being the 
   first to walk in a virgin strewn field, though my