[meteorite-list] The EL3/Aubrite/whatever - Why FOSSIL?

From: Norbert Classen <riffraff_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2007 16:31:24 +0100
Message-ID: <000301c834f8$6794d500$2002a8c0_at_lunatic>

Hi All,

Here's an interesting link to a scientific draft about "fossil meteorites":


(It works best for IE, and doesn't display correctly in Firefox, for some
obscure reasons.)

The author tries to come up with a definition for "fossil meteorite",
following the suggestions of Schmitz B. and Tassarini M. (2001) "Fossil
Meteorites" in "Accretion of Extraterrestrial Matter Throughout Earth's
History". Kluwer Academic, New York, 319-331.

"What is a fossil meteorite?
- Meteorite with ancient terrestrial age
- Buried in sediment after fall event
- Incorporated into geologic record"

At least the second point seems to be true for the meteorite in question as
I have seen fragments imbedded into sediment... It will be interesting to
see what terrestrial age will be determined for this material, in the end.

All the best,
Norbert Classen
Received on Sun 02 Dec 2007 10:31:24 AM PST

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