Cosmic Connection Meteorites

Hunting, Collecting, and Trading Cosmic Related Rarities Since 1998

In 2008 my friend Maria Haas and I went to Gold Basin. When we were on the way out we stopped by Red Dry Lake for a few hours. We didn't have long because I had to catch a plane in Phoenix later that day. I went into to the dunes on the East end of the lake, and was practically running as time was getting short. Several times Maria yelled at me from the vehicle to "hurry up, let's go!" I'd yell back "just a couple more minutes!" Then it happened, I ran up on this rusty rock just setting there in the sand, then I did the happy dance!

Photo Larry Atkins

Photo Larry Atkins

Red Dry Lake 068 The first stone I ever had classified.

Photo Larry Atkins

Photo Larry Atkins

The cut surface of RDL 068. For close ups of the interior go to the page "Under The Scope"

I made several trips to Red Dry Lake and found 2 meteorites total.The second one was 2 pieces that fit together.

Photo Larry Atkins

Photo Larry Atkins

Photo Larry Atkins

Photo Larry Atkins

Photo Larry Atkins

Photo Larry Atkins

These tiny piece were too small to have classified.

Photo Larry Atkins

Photo Larry Atkins

After a day on Red Dry Lake, Laura heads back to the truck.