LOST TREASURE HUNTER  

 
 What's so cool about a rock from space penetrating the earths atmosphere at 40,000 miles per hour and hitting the ground? Answer: Everything. Unless
 of course, it hits you.

  Lost Treasure Hunter will be working in area's that most people never or rarely venture into.

  The probability of our finding meteorites and strewn fields is a very good one.

  Meteorites are typically sold by weight. The meteorite collecting community uses the metric system so weights are measured in grams and kilograms, and     dimensions in centimeters and millimeters.

  Depending on where it came from, meteorites range in value from a few dollars per gram to around $400 per gram.

  Martian meteorites may sell for $1,000/gram or more — almost forty times the current price of gold!

  As always, Lost Treasure Hunter keeps nothing that it finds. Any meteorite finds will be documented with its exact GPS location and given to the scientific
  community for research and further investigation.

  What is the difference between a meteor, a meteoroid, a meteorite, an asteroid and a comet?



                                                                                   Most of us probably have seen meteors or shooting stars.


                                                 
  
  

    A meteor is the flash of light that we see in the night sky when a small chunk of interplanetary debris burns up as it passes through our atmosphere.  
    "Meteor" refers to the flash of light caused by the debris, not the debris itself.

   The debris is called a meteoroid. A meteoroid is a piece of interplanetary matter that is smaller than a kilometer and frequently only millimeters in
   size.Most meteoroids that enter the Earth's atmosphere are so small that they vaporize completely and never reach the planet's surface.

   If any part of a meteoroid survives the fall through the atmosphere and lands on Earth, it is called a meteorite.



                                                                              

 
 
   When you slice these up and view them under an optical microscope, it makes our universe that much bigger and more complex than one could ever
    imagine.


                                                             


                                                                             

  Although the vast majority of meteorites are very small, their size can range from about a fraction of a gram (the size of a pebble) to 100 kilograms
  (220 lbs) or more (the size of a huge, life-destroying boulder).

  Asteroids are generally larger chunks of rock that come from the asteroid belt located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.


                                         

   Comets are asteroid-like objects covered with ice, methane, ammonia, and other compounds that develop a fuzzy, cloud-like shell called a coma and
   sometimes a visible tail whenever they orbit close to the Sun.