[meteorite-list] South Pole Meteorite????????????
From: Jason Utas <meteoritekid_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 12:41:18 -0400
Hola Darren, All,
The story may be crazy, but that meteorite shows weathering exemplary
of Antarctic meteorites. Note the thin cracks - almost certainly
lined with evaporites, hence the white lining. Also note the fresh
exterior and weathered interior. Bassikounou? Nothing like it. More
like Antarctic material, to be frank, which, other than ice-blasting,
typically shows little-to-no external weathering and varying degrees
of internal oxidation.
It is a crazy story, but, to be frank, it's either a fresh stone from
a salty terrestrial environment that's been laying around for a very
short time in very wet conditions, or it is, in fact, from an ice
field (somewhere). I've never seen such weathering features on a
meteorite from...anywhere else. Have a look at those pictorial
catalogs of Antarctic meteorites if you don't believe me - you'll see
what I mean.
On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 12:13 AM, Darren Garrison <cynapse at charter.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Oct 2008 22:27:56 -0500, you wrote:
>>Here is a link to a "South Pole Meteorite"
>>The story sounds kinda lame to me.
> Story is crazy, but meteorite looks nice. Whaddya think, Bassikounou?
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