[meteorite-list] South Pole Meteorite????????????
From: Jeff Kuyken <info_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 19:07:37 +1100
It very well could be from the "South Pole" or it could also be from the
good old Sahara. There are MANY ways to clean and 'touch up' a meteorite. A
point of interest... it's quite similar to a meteorite I have a piece of...
Sahara 03501 (Igaren) which is pictured here:
I'm certainly not saying that's what it is but there are always alternatives
to every tale! ;-)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason Utas" <meteoritekid at gmail.com>
To: "Meteorite-list" <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 3:41 AM
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] South Pole Meteorite????????????
> 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>
>> 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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