[meteorite-list] FW: The Vitim event and more
From: j.divelbiss_at_att.net <j.divelbiss_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:16:33 2004
Robert and others,
Serg from the Comet Meteorite Shop told me the same thing about Vitim at the
Springfield show. He said that travel to the area was long and
difficult...and that more money would be needed to do a serious investigation
of the site. He did say they had soil to evaluate, and that the
impact/explosion(?) damage to the area was significant.
This might have been a smaller scale Tunguska-like event? Much more work on
the site it is needed for sure.
> ---------------- Forward Message ------------------
> Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2003 10:25:57 +0400
> From: "Andrei Ol'khovatov"
> Subject: (meteorobs) The Vitim event and more
> Dear All,
> Expeditions have returned from the Vitim bolide
> epicenter. No fragments were discovered. Some samples
> of soil etc. were taken to analyse in labs.
> Along the trajectory numerous small and fierce
> forest-falls were discovered with unknown origin.
> In my opinion, it is not clear whether they exist just
> in there (and absent in other areas), as the
> expeditions (as I understand from brief reports) were
> just along the trajectory. Hoping that more detailed
> info will appear soon.
> Here is a fresh "meteorite impact" article on
> "something" another:
> Despite that it is not clear "what it was", it sounds
> interesting to investigate.
> Best wishes,
> Andrei Ol'khovatov
> Russia, Moscow
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