Tuesday, May 2, 2017

5/2/17 Report - Mystery Object Help Needed. Beach Closings. Small Surf. Florida Fireball Meteorites.

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Metal Tubular Case Found
This is a mystery object that I found.  The embossing provides plenty of information so I should eventually be able to figure out what it is.

The top is corroded and I don't want to try to open it yet.  I am not sure if there is something in it or not.  There is something in it, but it might just be sand.  I assume that if there is any of significance in the case, it would be a lens - perhaps a microscope lens or telescope lens, or maybe a lens for a gun sight.  I have no idea about that yet and am not sure that I want to chance damaging the case to find out what, if anything, is in it.  I probably will at some point.  The curiosity will get the best of me or I'll be able to open the case without damaging it.

The Bausch and Lomb Company began in 1853.  So far I haven't found out much more than that and the following.

In the 1900’s, Bausch + Lomb continued to demonstrate its place at the forefront of technological innovation for optical products. Bausch + Lomb produced the first optical quality glass made in America, developed ground-breaking sunglasses for the military in World War I, and created the lenses used on the cameras that took the first satellite pictures of the moon.

Below is another view of the same case.

I'd love to hear any ideas on this object, including possible age or contents.

Thanks for your ideas.


Bathtub Beach will be closed for two weeks, beginning may 1.  Beach renourishment has begun.

Does anyone know where the new sand is coming from?  It is always good to know that.


Really, really old treasures.

We often talk about old coins and things, but there are things that are so old that they make those things look like newborns.

One is fossils, which can be millions of years old.  They can be found on the Treasure Coast.  I've shown some of those before.  But there are other really old things that can be found in Florida, although less often.

Yes Martha, Florida does have meteorites.  SuperRick from Nevada was hunting for treasure coins on the Treasure Coast recently.  He normally hunts nuggets and meteorites, but does that mostly in Nevada.

For a variety of reasons, Florida isn't a good place to find meteorites, but it does happen.

Source: http://www.space.com/32046-florida-fireball-meteorite-hunt-success.html

Those happy guys found meteorites from a fireball, which is even more rare.

Meteorite hunters in Florida have found six space rocks associated with a rare daytime fireball that streaked through the Sunshine State's skies on Jan. 24.  
The newfound meteorite assemblage was the sixth recorded from Florida, and the first one linked to a fireball observed by witnesses, experts said...
That was back in January of 2016.
Here is the link for the rest of the story.


Meteorites can sell for a nice price.  There are many kinds.  Some can be found with a metal detector, others can't.

I'll have more on that sometime.


Looks like the surf will be only one or two feet for the next couple of weeks.  I think some of the salvage crews might get out.  I think at least one exploratory lease will be getting a look.

Happy hunting,