Imagine that you are a meteorite hunter. You are preparing for an exciting, daylong trip to a site where you believe you could make a big discovery. You grab your duffel bag and fill it with supplies: food, water, navigation equipment, camera and, of course, your Meteorite Stick. The sturdy carbon fiber shaft feels solid in your hands, and it fits right into your bag, telescoping from 27.5 to 55 inches — how convenient!
On your way to the site, you begin to think about what you hope to find there. You take a moment to reflect on these 4.5 billion-year-old pieces of asteroid that somehow make it to Earth. Flying through space, between Jupiter and Mars, meteorites come to this planet carrying within them the history of the universe. These precious objects, scarcer than diamonds, existed when the Solar System was being formed billions of years ago, and you just might get to hold one in your hands.
Once you arrive at the site, you take out your Meteorite Stick and begin the hunt. You’re new to meteorite hunting, so you’re not quite sure which objects could be meteorites. Luckily, you were able to practice with your Meteorite Stick before your trip. Since every Meteorite Stick also comes with an official meteorite sample, you were able to feel what it’s like to attract the iron and nickel flakes inside of a real meteorite.
You remember being surprised at how strong the Meteorite Stick magnet was. Made of rare earth metals — neodymium, iron and boron — the magnet produces a pull of 250 pounds, which is pretty impressive! The magnet even attracts meteorites like the LL chondrite, which is made up of no more than 3% metallic iron. It’s a good thing you decided not to rely on your metal detector, which would never pick up on a meteorite with such low iron content.
As begin to explore, you see a few objects that could be meteorites. However, your Meteorite Stick shows no attraction, quickly revealing that these objects are merely earth rocks. Then, all of a sudden, one of them sticks! Could it be that you have found a meteorite? You use the Meteorite Stick to pick up the object without bending down, and then you examine it.
Thinking back to your meteorite sample, you look for the same signs. Is there a fusion crust caused by the melting of the meteorite’s exterior upon entry into the atmosphere? Yes, there seems to be one. Are there chondrules — small, round particles embedded inside of the meteorite’s stony interior? Yes, there are! You get more and more excited as you realize that the object you have found could really be a meteorite fragment.
Recognizing the significance of such a find, you take out your camera and begin photographing the area. You even record a short video of the meteorite site and the surrounding area. You understand how important new meteorite discoveries are to science, and you want to do your part to contribute to scientific knowledge about the universe. You take notes on the positioning of the meteorite with the help of a compass that you happen to have. You then see a couple of nearby fragments that may have been part of the same fall, so you make sure to photograph them and note their positions as well.
You finish your notes, gather up your potential meteorites and head home, thrilled with how successful your day has been. You can’t wait for your next expedition, and you know that meteorite hunting is so much easier thanks to your favorite new tool, the Meteorite Stick. With its rare earth metal magnet and sturdy telescopic shaft, the Meteorite Stick truly is the best tool that exists for meteorite hunting.
Do you know what it feels like to hold something that is billions of years old?
Because meteorite hunters do. Most meteorites are around 4.5 billion years old, and even the youngest ones are tens of millions of years old. Most meteorites were created in the asteroid belt located between Mars and Jupiter, at a time when our Solar System was just developing. The meteorites that actually make it from outer space to Earth are scarcer than diamonds. For this reason, meteorite hunters carry out a very special mission in the name of science. Searching for meteorites is exciting, but it can be difficult to identify real meteorites in the field. As a result, meteorite hunters use unique tools that help them to detect potential meteorites. Without a doubt, the most convenient and effective tool for today’s meteorite hunter is the Meteorite Stick. With its sturdy, telescopic carbon fiber shaft and rare earth metal magnet, the Meteorite Stick can attract almost every type of meteorite. Made of neodymium, iron and boron, the powerful Meteorite Stick magnet exhibits an impressive pull force of 250 pounds, or 113 kilograms. Almost all meteorites contain metal – usually in the form of thin iron and nickel flakes – but there are certain meteorites that have very low metal content. For example, the LL chondrite contains no more than 3% metallic iron, making it impossible for meteorite hunters to detect them using normal magnets or metal detectors. However, the Meteorite Stick can draw in LL chondrites with no problem! Thanks to the Meteorite Stick, you can pick up potential meteorites for closer examination without even bending over. This means that you can enjoy a full day of meteorite hunting without getting tired. As a special bonus, the Meteorite Stick comes with a meteorite sample so that novice hunters can learn what to look for, like fusion crust and chondrules. This thrilling outer space journey begins here and now, with the Meteorite Stick.