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Thursday, 28 February 2013

Alleged Bosnian "Meteorite" Reported

Alleged Bosnian "Meteorite" Reported

After the Chelyabinsk Airburst, there has been a
noticeable increase in people inquiring about odd
rocks that they have found. It all has been interesting
and a good thing as I have had a good time looking
at rocks and teaching people geology.

In addition, as a result of the Chelyabinsk Airburst,
the below report appeared in the news:

Bosnia 'meteor' intrigues new generation in wake of
Russia strike (A mysterious rock at a quarry in central
Bosnia has seen has a spike in visitors in the wake
of the meteor explosion over Russia last week.)
The Telegraph, February 24, 2103.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9890814/Bosnia-meteor-intrigues-new-generation-in-wake-of-Russia-strike.html

Is this Bosnia rock a meteorite?
by idoubtit, Doubtful News, February 24, 2013
http://doubtfulnews.com/2013/02/is-this-bosnia-rock-a-meteor/

Meteorite Bosnia: scienziati e scolaresche in pellegrinaggio
alla roccia caduta dal cielo by Davide Mazzocco, Feb. 25, 2013
http://www.ecoblog.it/post/53649/meteorite-bosnia-scienziati-e-scolaresche-in-pellegrinaggio-alla-roccia-caduta-dal-cielo

Judging from the available images, this objects looks
like an meter-scale concretion instead of a meteorite.
In addition, the statement, “It was so hot that it was
impossible to approach..,” is the standard folklore
that is associated all too many meteorwrongs. This
implausible claim raises a rather large red flag
about the validity of other comments about this
object. It still would fun and enlightening for someone
in the neighborhood to take a firsthand look at this
specimen.

Yours,

Paul H.