How do you identify an impact crater? No link to Google Maps this time?
What are the odds of finding an unexplored impact crater? Thousands of people may have surveyed that area before you and looked in the correct area and concluded that this rock wasn't a meteorite.
As to how I identify a MIC is based on the GEOGRAPHY of THE AREA in question, since the RULE of EROSION is:
Erosion gets WORSE the FURTHER DOWNHILL you go, so the LARGE flat areas FORM at the BOTTOM area of the MOUNTAIN WASHES, NOT at the TOP.
So when you find an ABNORMALLY LARGE flat area at the TOP of the WASH, the ODDS DICTATE that it's a MIC, until PROVEN OTHERWISE; and to prove it isn't, requires a PHYSICAL VISIT to the location.
What are the odds of finding an unexplored MIC?
The reason why is there are just under 200 recognized MIC's in the ENTIRE WORLD, yet there are MORE THAN a THOUSAND Meteorites KNOWN OF. So the SIMPLE MATH of the EQUATION dictates that there are HUNDREDS of MIC's that haven't been FOUND YET.
As to your statement that THOUSANDS have visited that spot, where the pictured Rock is, EASILY qualifies as ASSUMPTION, especially since I didn't provide coordinates THIS TIME around, as you NOTED, but I'm no longer providing coordinates to ANYTHING and simply because I don't want COMPETITION!!!!!
Ps: Here's a couple piles of Green California Turquoise I've collected while searching for MIC's:
The 2nd pile has a 200+ POUND boulder of Turquoise in it, which is a State RECORD, and the 1st pile has around 600 pounds of Turquoise in it, as well as a few other worthy Rocks!!!
And I've also got several other pieces of Turquoise that are around 100 pounds each and the total I've found so far is a little over a TON.
Edited by Sharkboy, 08 October 2017 - 09:03 PM.