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Golden Gate Mountain   contributed by Twink Monrad, IMCA 9454   MetBul Link

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16.7 grams.   H4

TKW 16.7 grams. Fall not observed. Found 1 May 2011 by Twink Monrad near Cat Mountain, Tucson, AZ, USA.


Twink writes:
I was hunting for more Cat Mountain with two friends. I put my golf club with magnet attached on a likely looking stone in soft sand in a very narrow stream bed. When it was attracted to the magnet I set it back down and a photo was taken immediately.

I took it to a local meteorite dealer friend and had it cut that same day and I was sure it was a meteorite.
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Found at the arrow (green or red) on the map below


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Ben Fisler
 7/23/2020 9:37:52 PM
Great find and story. Thanks Twink for including In situ photos.
Anne Black
 7/23/2020 9:34:07 PM
Congratulations Twink. And I am sure there are more waiting for you out there.
Paul Swartz
 7/23/2020 5:48:37 PM
Rob - picture 5 was taken about a month ago and shows the most recent fire. I added it to what Twink sent in to show Golden Gate Mountain.
Twink Monrad
 7/23/2020 12:26:37 PM
Photo of mountains is recent, probably the fire we just had? The other photos are on the day!
Rob Matson
 7/23/2020 12:09:39 PM
Congratulations, Twink! Wow -- already 9 years ago! Which fire is that burning in the distance? At first I thought it might be the recent fire that for awhile was threatening the observatories in the mountains near Tucson, but then I saw your find date.
Michael Mulgrew
 7/23/2020 11:55:24 AM
The field photos are always my favorite! Nice looking little meteorite.
Don Cracraft 2650
 7/23/2020 9:14:28 AM
Great find, great story. Thanks
Bernd Pauli
 7/23/2020 8:50:00 AM
"Golden" congratulations on this beautiful little chondrite!
John Divelbiss
 7/23/2020 6:51:42 AM
beautiful little chondrite...congratulations Twink for "another" new find !
 7/23/2020 5:17:10 AM
Very good find Twink...nice chondrules showing.

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