[meteorite-list] Lovina: most likely not a meteorite

From: Jeff Grossman <jngrossman_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2011 22:02:01 -0400
Message-ID: <4DDC6319.1050609_at_gmail.com>

Meteorites can be discredited. We shall have to see about this one.


On 5/24/2011 9:59 PM, JoshuaTreeMuseum wrote:
> Man, I knew that thing was too weird to be a meteorite. I wonder if
> the the MetBull will take it off their list or will they leave it,
> like they're doing with the Al Haggounia 001 aubrite kerfuffel.
> Phil Whitmer
> ___________________________
> Greetings:
> I just received a preliminary abstract on Lovina from Kuni Nishiizumi
> of UC Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory. Kuni, the abstract's lead
> author, concluded it is unlikely Lovina is a meteorite. The markers
> analyzed were beryllium and chlorine concentrations and the paucity of
> cosmogenic radionuclides (only Gibeon and Nantan show less). One more
> round of tests will occur and further conclusions will be drawn from
> the same. The abstract entitled "Lovina: is this a Meteorite?" will
> appear in the MAPS volume associated with the 74th Annual Meteoritical
> Society Meeting this coming August.
> It has been suggested by some diehards that the bubbling evident in
> the Lovina mass could have been the result of smelting, and that the
> lack of cosmogenic radiation could be explained by Lovina having been
> near the center of a much larger mass---as we know Lovina originated
> from at least a somewhat larger mass for the ziggurat structures to
> have formed. However, in the spirit of embracing the most likely of
> explanations, it seems compelling to conclude that the most likely
> explanation for an expanding host of anomalies is Lovina's terrestrial
> origin.
> Accordingly, I've decided to no longer offer Lovina as a meteorite and
> have asked my webmaster to take down references to the same on
> Macovich.com at her earliest possible convenience.
> All best / Darryl
> ______________________________________________
> Visit the Archives at
> http://www.meteoritecentral.com/mailing-list-archives.html
> Meteorite-list mailing list
> Meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
> http://six.pairlist.net/mailman/listinfo/meteorite-list
Received on Tue 24 May 2011 10:02:01 PM PDT

Help support this free mailing list:

Yahoo MyWeb