I call BS
A Gardnerville man said he found an 1,800-pound meteorite in Douglas County using a device that detects radio signals from minerals.
Bob Yocum, 82, has been showing the find to folks since Friday when he found it at an undisclosed location. Yocum said he detected it with his omni-range master mineral locator.
The owner of Prospector & TreasureHunters Headquarters in Gardnerville said he was operating his device two miles (3.2 Km) from the meteorite when he detected it.
From the Website:
OMNI RANGE MASTER
1. 100% all elements and gemstones
2. (1/32 of an inch, 50' to 8 miles)
3. Over 100% Discrimination at any depth
4. Over 8 Miles, Every direction , perfect discrimination.
5. EXAMPLE: Gold, silver, lead, iron, PT, PD, iR, os., RU., RH., rubies, sapphires, prehistoric Rex bones, mammoth ivory, Green/black jade, diamonds, Emeralds, fire opals, crude Oil (70, 50, 40, 25 grade), Bi, C, CR, CO, Ni, TA, TE, Ti, U, V, Z, RE., sperm whale ivory, three types of amber, meteorites and many others, each one with 100% discrimination.
6. Light weight - approximately 2.5 lbs.
7. Easy to program and operate.
8. Successfully used for treasure hunting on land and sea.
If it's not clear, the guy in the article is the same guy trying to market the device.
Thanks to mactavish for the original link.