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Friday, 27 May 2005

Online Paper About Sept. 2003 Orissa (India) Meteorite Shower

Online Paper About Sept. 2003 Orissa (India) Meteorite Shower

Paul H bristolia at
Fri May 27 13:46:07 EDT 2005

An article about the September 27, 2003 meteorite
shower and the meteorites recovered from it is
available online for downloading. The article is:

Mohanty, M., Sahoo, K. C., Jena, S. K., Dash, P. C.,
and Mohanty, B.K., 2004, Meteoritic shower in
coastal Orissa. Current Science. vol. 28, no. 4,
pp. 228-230 (25 August 2004)

A PDF file of this article can downloaded from:

Table of Contents for vol. 28, no. 4 (25 August
2004) issue of Current Science is at:

Best Regards,

Baton Rouge, LA

Saturday, 21 May 2005

3,700 (1.46 tons of) meteorites from Oman

3,700 (1.46 tons of) meteorites from Oman

Paul H bristolia at
Sat May 21 21:53:08 EDT 2005

In ‘1000 kg of meteorites from Oman?", at:
, Darren Garrison wrote:

1000 kg? Can that number be right?

1,000kg of meteoric rocks collected from Dhofar and Wusta regions

MUSCAT — The geological activities carried out by the Directorate-General of Minerals at the Commerce and Industry Ministry to preserve meteorites have resulted in collecting 1,000kg of meteoric rocks in Dhofar governorate and the Wusta region.

Go look at the below article, which I noted in:

Oman’s lunar meteorite sparks exciting cosmic secrets
By Conrad Prabhu, 17th August 2004, Oman Observer

In this article, it stated:

"SaU 169 was one of an estimated 3,700 meteorites
discovered during a series of joint field search
campaigns undertaken between January 2001 and
January 2003, says the Omani geologist. "We invested
a total of 339 man-days in the search, which yielded
some 1,334 kg of meteorites, which may have come
from an original 150-200 individual falls. Meteorites
commonly break up in the atmosphere into many
smaller fragments."

According to this article, they collected 1,334 kg
(2935 pounds, 1.46 tons) of meteorites.

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Baton Rouge, LA

Wednesday, 18 May 2005

Article About Sayh al Uhaymir 169 (Oman Lunar Meteorite)

Article About Sayh al Uhaymir 169 (Oman Lunar Meteorite)

Paul H bristolia at
Wed May 18 10:41:27 EDT 2005

Dear Listmembers,

Oman’s lunar meteorite sparks exciting cosmic secrets
By Conrad Prabhu, 17th August 2004, Oman Observer

"A close-up of Sayh al Uhaymir 169, which is believed
to have come from the Imbrium Basin of the Moon."

Table of contents for this and other articles about
Oman can be found at .

Best regards,

Baton Rouge, LA

Monday, 16 May 2005

Two Articles on Oman Meteorites

Two Articles on Oman Meteorites

Paul H bristolia at
Sun May 15 16:32:50 EDT 2005

Dear Friends,

During a quick Google search, I came across the below
article about Oman.

UT, Oman Strike a Deal
The Torchbearer, University of Tennessee,
Spring 2005 Volume 44 No. 1

Part of this brief article stated:

"Concerned about losing these valuable stones to
smugglers, the government of Oman recently put
a stop to meteorite collection and export."

Another article, which I found, is:

Oman Is A Bank Of Meteorites
By Hasan Kamoonpuri, Oman Observer 290801

The Oman Directorate General of Mineral of their Geological Survey, has a lot of information posted at their web site at: , , ,

Best regards,

Baton Rouge, LA

Friday, 13 May 2005

Looking for Buried Iron-Shale with a Metal Detector

Looking for Buried Iron-Shale with a Metal Detector

Paul H bristolia at
Thu May 12 23:43:17 EDT 2005

Dear list members,

If by some chance I had a hunch where I might
find some buried iron-shale, is it possible to find
highly weathered meteorite (iron-shale) with a
metal detector?

If so, what is the approximate relationship between
size of a piece of iron-shale and the maximum depth
at which it can be detected? Also, are there any
special tricks to using a metal detector to look for
buried iron-shale?

Best Regards,

Baton Rouge, LA

Saturday, 7 May 2005

NASA Sued Over Deep Impact Project

NASA Sued Over Deep Impact Project

Paul H bristolia at
Fri May 6 21:42:35 EDT 2005

Astrologer to sue NASA over comet plans
A Russian court has ruled that an astrologer can
proceed with a
lawsuit against the US National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA) for its plans to bombard a
ABC News, May 7, 2005


Moscow City Court upholds consideration of lawsuit vs.
ITAR-TASS, Russia, May 7, 2005

Wednesday, 4 May 2005

Re: O'Keefe Articles...Anyone have a list of?

Re: O'Keefe Articles...Anyone have a list of?

Paul H bristolia at
Tue May 3 00:53:09 EDT 2005

Mark wrote on May 1, 2005:

"I was wondering if anyone has a
list of John O'Keefe's tektite
articles. (I think) I have four
different articles, then his book
and Povenmire's book(s)."

That is a question that I do not have a complete
answer to. If you count all of his publications, both
tektite and non-tektites and including abstracts, I
would **guess** that O'Keefe has 70 to 80
Of these publications, the articles, not including
obvious abstracts, which pertain to tektites in some
form or fashion are:

Barkatt, A., Boulos, M. S., Barkatt, A., Sousanpour,
W., Boroomand, M. A.; Macedo, P. B., and 'Keefe, J.
A., 1984, The chemical durability of tektites; a
laboratory study and correlation with long-term
corrosion behavior. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
vol. 48, no. 2, pp. 361-371. (February 1984)

Barkatt, A., Saad, E. E., Adiga, R., Sousanpour, W.,
Adel-Hadadi, M. A., O'Keefe, J. A., and Alterescu,
S., 1989, Leaching of natural and nuclear waste
glasses in sea water. Applied Geochemistry. vol. 4,
no. 6, pp. 593-603. (December 1989)

Hochman, J., and O'Keefe, J. A., 1960, Non-terrestrial
origin of the tektites. Geophysics. vol. 25, no. 5,
pp. 1145-1146.

King, E. A., and O'Keefe, J. A., 1980, Late Eocene
rings around the Earth?; discussion and reply. Nature.

vol. 288, no. 5786, pp. 103-104. (November 06, 1980)

King, E. A., Martin, R., Nance, W. B., and O'Keefe,
J. A., 1970, Tektite glass not in Apollo 12 sample
Science. vol. 170, no. 3954, pp. 199-200.

O'Keefe, J. A., 1958, Origin of tektites. Nature.
vol. 181, no 4603, pp. 172-173.

O'Keefe, J. A., 1959, Origin of tektites. Science.
vol. 130, no. 3367, pp. 97-98. (July 1959)

O'Keefe, J. A., 1960, Tektites and the Cyrillid
Astronomical Journal. vol. 65, p. 495.

O'Keefe, J. A., 1961a, Tektites and the Cyrillid
in T. Page and L. W. Page, eds., pp. 237-242.
of the Earth--Planets, comets, and the debris of
Macmillan Company, New York.

Okeefe, J. A., 1961b, Tektites as natural Earth
satellites. Science. vol. 133, no. 3452, pp. 562-566.

O'Keefe, J. A., ed., 1963. Tektites. The University
of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois.

O'Keefe, J. A., 1964a, Water in tektite glass. Journal
of Geophysical Research. vol. 69, no. 17, pp.

O'Keefe, J. A., 1964b, Tektites and impact fragments
from the Moon. Scientific American. vol. 210, no. 2,
pp. 50-57

Lowman, P. D., and O'keefe, J. A., 1966, Terrestrial
origin of the igast objects. Nature. vol. 209, no.
pp. 67-68.

O'Keefe, J. A., 1966, The origin of tektites. Space
Science Reviews. vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 174-221.

O'Keefe, J. A., 1967, Tektite sculpturing. Geochimica
et Cosmochimica Acta. Vol. 31, no. 10, pp. 1931-1933.

O'Keefe, J. A., 1969a, The microtektite data -
implications for the hypothesis of the lunar origin
of tektites. Journal of Geophysical Research. vol. 74,

no. 27, pp. 6795-6804.

O'Keefe, J. A., 1969b, Origin of tektites. in C. A.
Randall, ed., pp. 57-85, Extra-terrestrial matter.
Northern Illinois University Press, DeKalb, Illinois.

O'Keefe, J. A., 1970a, Tektite glass in Apollo 12
sample. Science. vol. 168, no. 3936, pp. 1209-1210.

O'Keefe, J. A., 1970b, Correction to paper by J. A.
O'Keefe, 'The microtektite data; implications for
the hypothesis of the lunar origin of Journal of
Geophysical Research. vol. 75, no. 20, pp. 4087.

O'Keefe, J. A., 1970c, Tektites and lunar sialic
Meteoritics. vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 217-219.

O'Keefe, J. A., 1971, Physical chemistry of the
Aouelloul glass Journal of Geophysical Research.
vol. 76, no. 26, pp. 6428-6439.

O'Keefe, J. A., 1972, Geochemical Evidence for the
Origin of the Moon. Naturwissenschaften. vol. 59,
no. 2, pp. 45-52.

O'Keefe, J. A., 1973, Tektite sculpturing [with
comment] in Tektites, pp. 251-253, Dowden,
Hutchinson and Ross.

O'Keefe, J. A., 1976, Tektites and their origin.
Developments in petrology, vol. 4. Elsevier Scientific
Publishing Company, Amsterdam, Netherlands

O'Keefe, J. A., 1977, Asian tektites. Lapidary
vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 142, 144, 146, 148. (April 1977)

O'Keefe, J. A., 1978a, The terminal Eocene event;
formation of a ring system around the Earth? Nature.
vol. 285, no. 5763, pp. 309-311. (May 29, 1978)

O'Keefe, J. A., 1978b, The tektite problem. Scientific
American. vol. 239, no. 2, pp. 116-125. (August 1978)

O'Keefe, J. A., Natural glass, 1984, Journal of
Non-Crystalline Solids. vol. 67, pp. 1-17.

O'Keefe, J. A., 1985, The terminal Cretaceous event;
circumterrestrial rings of tektite glass particles?
Cretaceous Research. vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 261-269.

O'Keefe, J. A., 1987, Zhamanshin and Aouelloul;
craters produced by impact of tektite-like glasses?
Meteoritics. vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 219-228. (September
30, 1987)

O'Keefe, J. A., 1994, Origin of tektites. Meteoritics.

vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 73-78. (January 1994)

O'Keefe, J. A., and Adams, E. W., 1965, Tektite
structure and lunar ash flows. Journal of Geophysical
Research. vol. 70, no. 16, pp. 3819-3829.

O'Keefe, J. A., and Ahrens, T. J., 1981, How could
a large meteorite impact kill off the dinosaurs?
mechanics of the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction
Twelfth lunar and planetary science conference, pp.
37-42. Houston, TX, United States, March 16-20, 1981.

O'Keefe, J. A., and Ahrens, T. J., 1986, Oblique
impact; a process for obtaining samples from other
planets. Science. vol. 234, no. 4774, pp. 346-349.
(October 17, 1986).

O'Keefe, J. A., and Lowman, P. D., 1965, Tektites as a
guide to the structure of the moon. Tectonophysics.
vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 319-332.

O'Keefe, J. A., Taylor, S. R., and McLennan, S. M.,
1980, Chemical relationships among irghizites,
zhamanshinites, Australasian tektites and Henbury
impact glass; discussion and reply. Geochimica et
Cosmochimica Acta. vol. 44, no. 12, pp. 2151-2158.

O'Keefe, J. A., Adams, E. W., Warmbrod, J. D., Silver,
A. D., and Cameron, W. S., 1973, Tektite Ablation;
Some Confirming Calculations. Journal of Geophysical
Research. vol. 78, no. 17, pp. 3491-3496.

Sepri, P., Chen, K. K., and O'Keefe, J. A., 1981,
Diminished tektite ablation in the wake of a swarm.
Journal of Geophysical Research. B, vol. 86, no. 6,
pp. 5103-5111. (June 10, 1981)

Taylor, R. W., Koeberl, C., and O'Keefe, J. A., 1994,
The origin of tektites; discussion and reply.
Meteoritics. vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 739-744 (September

Urey, H. C., and O'Keefe, J. A., 1971, Tektites from
the Earth. Science. vol. 171, no. 3968, pp. 312-314.

It is certain that this is **not** a complete list,
but it shows that Dr. O'Keefe has published
extensively about tektites.

Best Regards,

Baton Rouge, LA

Sunday, 1 May 2005

Re: ?Shocked quartz?

Re: ?Shocked quartz?

Paul H bristolia at
Sat Apr 30 01:06:32 EDT 2005

gian paolo gallo gallo wrote:

Buenas noches , List. Have any of you a picture of shocked crystal quartz ?. I
would really appreciate if some one send us a picture to see how they looks like.

To see shocked quartz, a person needs to first make a petrographic thin sections of the material, which a person suspects contains some.

A page that explains what shocked quartz is "WHAT IS

Pictures of shocked quartz can be found at:


2. Lecture 5 Debate 1: What Killed the Dinosaurs?

3. The Extinction Of The Dinosaurs

4. Research Interests - Dr. Jared R. Morrow

Best Regards,

Baton Rouge, LA