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Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Mysteries of the Chesapeake Bay Crater

Mysteries of the Chesapeake Bay Crater

Paul bristolia at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 31 00:38:40 EDT 2007

Crater research finds answers, unearths more questions
By DIANE TENNANT,
The Virginian-Pilot

http://content.hamptonroads.com/story.cfm?story=135718&ran=213646&tref=po

Paul H.

Sunday, 28 October 2007

Claxton Mailbox and Meteorite

Claxton Mailbox and Meteorite

Paul bristolia at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 28 16:57:21 EDT 2007

1. Mailbox set to fetch price that's sky high | ajc.com
Hit by meteorite in '84, it could go for $80,000

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/stories/2007/10/27/meteorite_1028.html and

http://www.ajc.com/services/content/metro/stories/2007/10/27/meteorite_01.html

2. The world's most valuable mailbox, By Charles Leroux
Tribune, October 26, 2007

http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/chi-1026mailboxoct26,1,4551901.story

3. The Claxton Meteorite and Mailbox

http://www.meteorlab.com/METEORLAB2001dev/labphoto/Claxton.htm

4. Macovich Collection of Meteorites

http://www.macovich.com/lots/lot15.html

Yours,

Paul H.

NPR Segment About Meteorite Auction

NPR Segment About Meteorite Auction

Paul bristolia at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 28 23:41:01 EDT 2007

Chunk of Famed Meteorite Goes to Auction
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15642015

"Weekend Edition Sunday, October 28, 2007 · At the
Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City,
the museum's showpiece meteorite is conspicuously
bald on top.

They talk at length about other meteorites and related objects also.

Yours,

Paul H.

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Russians Blamed For Peruvian Unrest Over Meteorite

Russians Blamed For Peruvian Unrest Over Meteorite

Paul bristolia at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 23 14:20:51 EDT 2007

Authorities in Puno, Peru to Begin Meteorite Extraction Project
Latest News in Peru, October 19, 2007

http://www.livinginperu.com/news/4938

"(LIP-ir) -- According to Andina, Peru's government news agency,
Peru's Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Institute (INGEMMET)
reported today that Russian meteorite traffickers were persuading
authorities and citizens in Puno, Peru to extract the fallen meteorite
for economic gain.

The Regional Geology Director for INGEMMET, Hernando Núñez
del Prado stated, "I've been told that foreigners, with Russian
nationalities, have been manipulating the people, telling them
that if they don't extract the probable fragments that are in the
deep (crater), they will turn to ash and disappear.""

...rest of article and extenesive commentary deleted...

More articles at:

http://search.livinginperu.com/?q=meteorite

Yours,

Paul H.

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Article About the Hico (Impact ????) Structure (Texas)

Article About the Hico (Impact ????) Structure (Texas)

Paul bristolia at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 17 14:10:30 EDT 2007

There is a short article about the Hico Structure in
Erath-Hamilton counties Texas, which has been argued
to be an impact structure in the November 2007 issue
of the Houston Gem and Mineral Society’s newsletter,
the Backbender's Gazette.

The Mysterious Hico Structure, Hamilton-Erath
Counties, Texas. BackBender's Gazette. vol. XXXVIII,
no. 11, pp. 11-16 (November 2007)

This issue can be downloaded from either

http://www.hgms.org/Backbender%27sGazetteIssues.html

or http://www.hgms.org/BBG/Nov07.pdf .

Yours,

Paul

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Saturday, 13 October 2007

Own Your Own Meteorite

Own Your Own Meteorite

Paul bristolia at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 13 09:12:06 EDT 2007

Own Your Own Meteorite - Talk of the Nation, October 12, 2007

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15233301

"Later this month, several small meteorites will be auctioned off
by a major auction house. Purchasing space artifacts has become
big business, says Robert Pearlman, an expert on space-related
collecting."

Yours,

Paul H.

Sunday, 7 October 2007

Photoanalysis Software to Apply to Pictures of Peruvian Crater

Photoanalysis Software to Apply to Pictures of Peruvian Crater

Paul bristolia at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 7 23:06:20 EDT 2007

Dear Friends,

It would be fun to collect all of the pictures of the Peruvian
meteorite crater, which have been published and apply the
Photosynth photoanalysis software to them.

More about Photosynth can be found at:


http://labs.live.com/photosynth/

It stated:

"Our software takes a large collection of photos
of a place or
an object, analyzes them for similarities, and then
displays
the photos in a reconstructed three-dimensional space,
showing you how each one relates to the next."

Best Regards,

Paul H.

Thursday, 4 October 2007

Online Geological /Geophysical /Topological Map Resources

Online Geological /Geophysical /Topological Map Resources

Paul bristolia at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 4 09:35:31 EDT 2007

Mr EMan wrote:

"Having received some request for more online map
information, here are some tips for locating free on
line maps.(Primarily USA)."

There are some web pages, which provide links for where
free GIS data, including scans of topographic and other
maps, called "DRGs" for various states. They include:

1. "Maps and GIS Resources: United States, by State",
compiled by the University of Oregon Libraries.

http://libweb.uoregon.edu/map/map_section/map_Statedatasets.html

2. Libre Map Project - The purpose of the Libre Map
Project is to aggregate and make digital maps and
related GIS data available for Free. The URLs are:

http://libremap.org/ and http://libremap.org/data/

3. Websites for Digital GIS Data - Stanford University

http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/gis/web.html

URLs for International GIS Data:

http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/gis/bookmark.htm

4. FINDING UNITED STATES DEMs - “Digital Elevation
Models for the United States can be downloaded at
no cost from several locations on the Internet.”

http://www.visualizationsoftware.com/3dem/finddems.html

5. Guide to Mostly On-Line and Mostly Free U.S. Geospatial
and Attribute Data - University of Arkansas Compilation.

http://libinfo.uark.edu/gis/us.asp

One way of finding digital map data is to search using your
favorite search engine and a combination of the key words
"GIS", "DRG", and the name of the state, for which a person
is looking for data. Most states now have GIS archives,
which contain DRGs of topographic maps and other digital
data.

In terms of geologic maps, a person can go to the
National Geologic Map Database at:

http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/ngmdb/ngm_quicksearch.html

It contains DRGs and other digital copies of various
geologic maps for parts of the United States.

Digital geologic maps accompany the United States
Geological Survey (USGS) publications, which can be
downloaded free from the USGS Publications Warehouse at;

http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/index.jsp?view=adv

and http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/index.jsp

For example, a geological map of a geologic dome, which
was initially mistaken for an impact crater, can be found in
“The geology and mechanics of formation of the Fort Rock
Dome, Yavapai County, Arizona, Professional Paper
no. 1266, at:

http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/pp/pp1266

Yours,

Paul H.


Tuesday, 2 October 2007

More Peru News, Including Locationa and Trajectory of Peru Impact

More Peru News, Including Location and Trajectory of Peru Impact

Paul bristolia at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 2 15:52:24 EDT 2007

Dear friends,

More about the Peru impact, including a figure showing the
location of the impact and presumed trajectory of the meteorite
can be found in:

Mysteries remain over Peru meteorite impact

by Jeff Hecht New Scientist, September 28, 2007

http://www.signs-of-the-times.org/articles/show/140757-Mysteries+remain+over+Peru+meteorite+impact

Inferred trajectory and location of impact shown at:

http://www.signs-of-the-times.org/image/image/3376/dn12704-3_800.jpg

Wild theories about meteorite in Peru discounted
Globe and Mail, Canada Sep 26, 2007

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070926.wmeteor26/BNStory/Science/home

It came from space by Margaret Munro ,
CanWest News
Service, September 27, 2007

http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/story.html?id=965de176-30b8-4dcc-99c0-7afb84b996ad&k=40357

Yours,

Paul H.