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Hello, This is my first Instructable. Hope you find it helpfull.

One of the most important tools needed to hunt meteorites is a Magnetic Cane. Not only does it help identify a possible meteorite it save you from constantly bending over to test the suspected rock. This is an Instructable showing how to make just such a tool. Please feel free to use my design or modify it for your own use.

Step 1: Materials Needed and Tools

Here is a list of the materials and tools needed:

Materials:

1 Cane ( I used an old forearm cane found at a local trift store)
1 N42 Magnet (1"x3"x1/2")
1 Screwdriver ( That you wont mind destroying)
1 D-clip keyring
1 D-ring wire picture hanger
2 Hard Drive Magnets ( From an non-working Hard drive)
1 Roll of Duck Tape
1 Tube of Epoxy

Tools:

Table Vise
Vise-Grips
Propane Torch
Great idea but meteorites aren't the only magnetic stones you'll findothers are hematite magnatite and lodestone and some types of slag
how strong would a magnet have to be to pick up meteorites
Do you know the percentage of meteorites which are magnetic and those which are not?
99% of all meteorites are attracted to a strong magnet on a string (including stony meteorites, which contain 3-30% nickel).
Thanks!!!
nice, great idea.

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