[meteorite-list] Witnessed Falls and Hammers - warning, LONG. Forgot link..
From: ensoramanda at ntlworld.com <ensoramanda_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 23:58:56 +0000
Sorry forgot the link first time...
---- ensoramanda at ntlworld.com wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> Check out Jeff's website here...excellent. The Sikhote video should be right up your street. Set aside 18 minutes and go back in time. I like to think that I might have the piece of shrapnel that went straight through the huge tree that one guy illustrates by by poking a stick right through....who knows. ;-)
> Graham Ensor, UK.
> ---- Michael Bross <element33 at peconic.net> wrote:
> > Hello Listers
> > Personally, I would love the Sikhote-Alin one which struck a Cedar tree...
> > It would combine 2 passions: trees and the new one, meteorites.
> > Just dreaming :) (if even available, it must be so much $$$...)
> > Good evening everyone
> > Michael B
> > PS: thanks for your website Michael Blood, I learned a lot thru it cf
> > Historic meteorites etc...
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Michael Blood" <mlblood at cox.net>
> > To: "Martin Altmann" <altmann at meteorite-martin.de>; "Meteorite List"
> > <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
> > Sent: Monday, March 09, 2009 10:03 PM
> > Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Witnessed Falls and Hammers - warning, LONG.
> > Hi Martin and all,
> > In my upcoming book, I will be addressing this issue
> > At length. However, the condensed version is: "A man
> > Made artifact, animal or human" leaves itself open when
> > It comes to streets - and even more controversial, dirt
> > Roads.
> > It is a "personal" line one has to draw for one's self,
> > And not always an easy one. I struggled with a meteorite
> > That struck a cultivated fruit tree and if a meteorite
> > Were to cause a significant pit in an ancient, rock Roman
> > Road, would THAT make it a hammer?
> > There really isn't a definitive answer to such questions.
> > They are, rather, matters of opinion.
> > Michael Gilmer recently asked how many hammers
> > Other collectors have.... I believe my collection is currently
> > Only about 64. However, even when comparing hammer
> > Collections there is a big variation in coparisons. If someone
> > Has 75 hammers, but they are all tiny, thumbnails and
> > Most of mine are rather large macromounts, which collection
> > Is the "largest?" Then, I know a good number of people who
> > Have REALLY nice sized hammers of full slices or whole stones
> > several hundreds of grams each, whereas mine might average
> > Closer to 5 grams each - mostly part slices. (Like so many
> > Of us, my collection is influenced strongly by what I can afford).
> > I do have a full slice of Kunashack and a fist sized hammer
> > Stone that was part of the original report found on a roof in
> > Thuathe, but they have to go if someone offers to buy them
> > because my income Does not support a huge collection of $2,500
> > to $5,000 each per specimen (and I would certainly like to end
> > up with a HUGE hammer collection. I would like to have a specimen
> > Of every known hammer fall - actual hammer stones, each, but
> > Such is, for all practical purposes, impossible...)
> > Then, again, some specimens cannot be
> > Had in larger sizes regardless of financiers, such as St. Louis,
> > Wethersfield '71 - and my Sylacauga would have to be
> > Considered "huge" even though it is an ultra thin quarter sized
> > Part slice - because it just cannot be had larger.
> > So, what is a hammer? Again, that is a question everyone
> > Will answer for themselves.
> > Best wishes, Michael
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