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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
wamj6 years ago
how strong would a magnet have to be to pick up meteorites
uguy6 years ago
Do you know the percentage of meteorites which are magnetic and those which are not?
freelancer79d (author)  uguy6 years ago
99% of all meteorites are attracted to a strong magnet on a string (including stony meteorites, which contain 3-30% nickel).
freelancer79d (author) 6 years ago
Thanks!!!
ItsTheHobbs6 years ago
nice, great idea.