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Gold Basin   contributed by Larry Atkins, IMCA 1941   MetBul Link

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300 grams.   L4

TKW 61 kg as of November 1997. Fall not observed. Found 24 November 1995, near White Hills, Arizona, USA.

Found at the arrow (green or red) on this map.

Larry writes:
This is a 300 gram Nevada side Gold Basin fragment covered in caliche. It was part of a 3 kilo stone. Because this piece was covered in caliche, I had a hard time discerning when first detected due to its white color.

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Graham Macleod
 3/1/2016 5:21:30 PM
WOW Larry, Congratulations on this find M8! What would cause this amount of caliche? Still learning Lol.
Bob Verish
 3/1/2016 3:38:22 AM
Your right, John. Except that it started before the Nevada finds. Outcome of the big discussion was a statement from the NomCom that Gold Basin was going to be "reclassified" to L4-6 but that never happened. I realize that the Nevada finds are "not a separate fall". But everytime I see them called "Gold Basin L4", I have to goad the system into resolving this issue.
Larry Atkins
 2/29/2016 12:25:06 PM
Research will begin in the up coming weeks and with any luck we answer a lot of questions.
John Divelbiss
 2/29/2016 10:42:58 AM
Bob...wasn't there some kind of statement/discussion, or movement towards classifying Gold Basin as a L4-6 ? I think I read this after the recent Nevada finds. Or is that just a way to bridge these finds into one field?
Ben Fisler
 2/29/2016 9:15:50 AM
Must be a separate fall, huh. Not! I think the caliche gives it character, and besides, any agent that might remove the caliche, might also remove meteorite...... Just sayin'.......
 2/29/2016 4:26:33 AM
Interesting to see all that caliche..
Lamont Wells
 2/29/2016 1:38:56 AM
Nevada-side "Gold Basin" (L6) !!
Bob Verish
 2/29/2016 1:32:48 AM
To Larry Atkins credit, he got one of his Nevada-side "Gold Basin" finds classified, but the problem is - it came back as L6 - so, until someone gets funding to do a pairing study, it can't be officially paired to Gold Basin (L4). Until that happens, this will be another case of "self-" or "consensus-pairing" from that DCA. BTW - unless Larry is going to cut this specimen, I vote to dissolve the caliche. Who knows what lurks underneath?
Paul G
 2/29/2016 1:10:26 AM
that's cool, haven't seen anything quite like that before.

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