[meteorite-list] Cat Mountain on Ebay

From: cdtucson at cox.net <cdtucson_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2011 1:20:49 -0400
Message-ID: <20110819012049.0G2RV.1612585.imail_at_fed1rmwml46>

This is interesting because the seller and finder are also the original finders of Snyder Hill back in 1995. They also found a pecan sized cat MT I was never aware of that Bob Haag never got added to the official record.
I also had no idea they were the finders of this new Cat MT find until now but, I actually took them to the Cat MT strewnfield back in 1995 and I was with them when they originally found Snyder Hill.
It was interesting because Mike Holden and Jerome Johnson found the first half of Snyder Hill and the very next day Dave found the other half on the opposite side of the hill. It seems it had struck the hill and each half went it's own direction. They were later reunited and they fit perfectly back together.
Bob Haag has said it a million times. "Go back and search where meteorites have been found before".
It worked again. I talked to Dave tonight for the first time since 1995 and he told me he had not ever been back since his first find until this past March when he found this latest Cat MT. 001.
This story has another interesting twist to it.
Back then everyone was worried about ownership. For this reason everyone was afraid to mention find locations. There was no Met-list to ask questions. Only rumors. Long story short the true find location of Snyder Hill was eventually correctly documented and named appropriately.
Tonight Dave said he went back to the hill because that is the only place he had ever found a meteorite and low and behold he found another of the holy grail of all impact melt breccias. A new Cat MT itself. He says he sold it to Ruben for a pile of money and some nice meteorites were thrown in on the deal.
So, looks like Dave finds meteorites every time he hunts. Even if they were 16 years apart.
Great job Dave.
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote". 
---- wahlperry at aol.com wrote: 
> Hi List,
> Cat Mountain for sale on Ebay.
> http://cgi.ebay.com/Cat-Mountian-meteorite-001-/330599015532?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cf93ca46c
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