A Different kind of Vacation
Meteorites are found everywhere in the world and they are
waiting for you to find them. Wherever you choose to hunt bring
plenty of water. Never hunt alone. It is not only for your
safty, but in case you need to defend the legality of your find.
If you are hunting near posted or government land, you will have
a witness as to where your find was found. If you first few
hunting do not have success, do not become discouraged. Anyone
who keeps looking for meteorites will find them with enough
If you are thinking of taking an unusual vacation, then here is
an article you may find of interest. You will never be able to
travel in outer space but everyone can see what distant planets
and asteroids look like when they discover a meteorite.
Meteorites are the windows of space travelers right here on
There are all kinds of trips and vacations that you can go on.
Trips don't have to be formal. They can be a random walk thru
the countryside or a walk thru a park. Now how about a new
twist. Go hunt for space junk, meteorites , or indian artifacts.
Each year ten of thousands of meteorites hit the earth. They are
worth big dollars to the finders. In fact they are worth more
than gold. You might say they are black gold. This is your
chance to find one. You also will be able to say that you have
entered the Twilight Zone.
Did you ever go on a strange vacation? Well this one is out of
this world. When you come to Truth or Consequences to see the
new space station that will launch tourists into space, do a
little walking to find space junk...meteorites on our ranch.
Hunting for meteorites does not have to be a bone chilling
adventure to the Antarctic where the temperature is 50 below
zero F and 50 mile per hour winds. Meteors enter the earth
atmosphere everywhere. They impact everywhere. The trick in
finding them is to look where they have had a good chance of
impacting or where they have been concentrated by natural forces
of the earth and HAVE NOT BEEN DESTROYED BY WEATHERING. This
means deserts are a good place to search for meteorites. Deserts
can change over the centuries. But deserts don't alway have
major weathering. Thus if you want to find meteorites you may
want to come to our Truth or Consequences Ranch. It is located
in New Mexico adjacent to the Chihuahuan Desert. There are
trillions and trillions of terrestrial rocks for each meteorite
that could be in this area. Metal detectors are used by many
professional meteorite hunters around the world. Metal detectors
can easily distinguish between ferrous and non ferrous rocks.
Since not all meteorites are ferrous only the ferrous meteorites
will be found by the metal detector. Modern metal detectors can
balance out dominant background rocks. This inhances the
detector to find the meteorites. Metal detectors creat a
constant hum. The volume and pitch of this hum increases as the
detector passes over the metallic object. There are hot rocks
which produces a signal but is a false positive. Thus detecting
requires concentration and you will see lots and lots of hot
rocks. You must also keep a visual eye for other interesting
rocks which can be meteorites. It seems that the best way to
find meteorites from this area is to use a combination of metal
detecting and good old-fashioned shoe-leather foot searching.
The weather is not hard to predict for the Truth or Consequences
area. Don't bother to bring a rain coat, it only rains 10" per
year. The winters are mild as it is Southern New Mexico. It
could get to 10F, but not for many days of the year. A clear sky
with a gentle breeze is the norm. Enjoy the outdoors and take a
You can see Jamies web site for unusual travellers at