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Where is good Hotel near Morasko for meteorite collecting?


Weimarer 8 | 415
2 Feb 2020 #1
Hey, at Morasko a meteorite hit some thousand years ago. There are several big craters around and many fragments of the impactor ca still be found. Most of the stuff is already in Germany and i think so far 250 kg has been found there since 2014.

Is there any bigger town near MOrasko where there is a hotel with german standards? (not some shabby motel ect).

How is law there regarding metal detactors ect?

Im just 24, was never in Poland before but would really like to visit that place and look if i can find something.
pawian 176 | 14,299
2 Feb 2020 #2
The closest of all to Morasko meteorite site is this hotel. Looks decent and prices are OK. Opinions - positive.

booking.profitroom.com/de/ilonnhotel1/home
OP Weimarer 8 | 415
2 Feb 2020 #3
Indeed looks good.
Ziemowit 13 | 4,282
2 Feb 2020 #4
Most of the stuff is already in Germany and i think so far 250 kg has been found there since 2014

This piece (278,1 kg) is in private hands. The first piece ever found there by sergeant Cobliner (77,5 kg) in 1914 is now at the Geological Museum in Kraków.

pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morasko_(meteoryt)
(you can google translate this from PL to GE. Google translations from German to Polish are amazingly good, but I don't know about their quality in the opposite direction)
OP Weimarer 8 | 415
3 Feb 2020 #5
@Ziemowit

It doesnt work very well in German.

But lots of Morasko meteorite is here in private collectors hands.

So far its the most easy iron meteorite you can find here in central europe. In Germany we have lots of meteorites but most are stony meteorites so they are not so easy to spot.
Ziemowit 13 | 4,282
4 Feb 2020 #6
It doesnt work very well in German.

I'm sorry about that. Maybe you should try out a translation into English.

There is the website METEORYT MORASKO run by the University of Poznań
meteorytmorasko.amu.edu.pl/rezerwat.html, but it deals mainly with the events centered around the 100th anniversary of its discovery with the two lectures of prof. J.T. Wasson of the University of California given in Poznań in 2014 (no podcast of the lectures unfortunately)

The area is now a natural reserve, so I am not sure if any unauthorized digging is allowed there. The piece I mentioned in an earlier post is the biggest one of this meteorite found so far. It was found in 2017 by Andrzej Owczarzak and Michał Nebelski outside this natural reserve.and weighs ca 271 kg after cleaning.

A good English google translation can be obtained of this site:
naukawpolsce.pap.pl/aktualnosci/news%2C28219%2Cpoznan-na-morasku-znaleziono-meteoryt-o-wadze-271-kg.html


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