[meteorite-list] Dam Hammer
From: MeteorHntr at aol.com <MeteorHntr_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 15:10:18 EDT
After being bit by too many of those Texas Fire Ants, I was hoping to find
at least one squished ant on the bottom of one of my finds, but alas, I never
found the elusive "Ant Hammer Stone."
In a message dated 3/18/2009 2:04:39 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
jgrossman at usgs.gov writes:
I'm going to further stir this up. In addition to my last comment, that
"hammer" should only refer to the offending stone that did damage, I
think there has to be a certain fame or notoriety associated with the
impact for it to be noteworthy enough for a special name like this.
Certainly, the larger Sylacauga stone is worthy of the term. Peekskill,
for the image of the mashed car that appeared everywhere. Benld is a
great one, for those of you who remember the FMNH exhibit. If one of the
Nakhla stones really got a dog or Valera got a cow, which everybody has
heard about, then sure, these are hammers. But a piddly piece of some
shower that dings a shingle on a roof? No way. It's still a subjective
term, but let's give it some force.
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Received on Wed 18 Mar 2009 03:10:18 PM PDT