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Tuesday, 25 October 2005

Very small Majuba impact site discovered!

Very small Majuba impact site discovered!

Paul bristolia at
Tue Oct 25 09:20:14 EDT 2005

Norm wrote:

"While trying to replicate their luck at the
Majuba, Nevada find area, I recovered what I
think may go down in history as the smallest
Majuba granule likely to ever be recovered.
With a maximum dimension of about 4 mm
and a weight of about 0.5 gms, this one is
really, really small.

Story and photos at: "

In this wonderful write-up, I noted that Norm wrote:

"For about 3 years, whenever possible, I have
searched all over the area without any luck (except
for about 20 nice gold nuggets)"

It says a lot about collecting meteorites when it is
easier to find gold nuggets than meteorites. :-)


Saturday, 22 October 2005

Scam Alert

Scam Alert

Paul bristolia at
Sat Oct 22 20:28:44 EDT 2005

Darren Garrison wrote:

"Sorry, last post that I'll make on this topic, but
I think this recent (two days ago) article is
important for anyone selling on the internet
to be familiar with. The last page lists the
types of 419 scams:,1,1799691.story?track=mostemailedlink&ctrack=1&cset=true

The many forms of 419 scams

Advance-fee frauds, also known as 419, appear
to offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get rich
or find the girl of your dreams. The scams can
involve phony websites, forged documents and
Nigerians in America posing as government
officials. Here are some of the most popular:"

A repository of various types of Nigerian 419 scam emails can be found in
"Nigerian 419 Scams" at:


The former web page has a listing of "Main storylines of advance fee
fraud and other Nigeria-related fraud emails".

One of these story lines is:

"Over-sized cashier's check: Someone wants
to buy your car, bike, horse, boat, trailer, etc.
and will send you a check larger that the
sticker value, asking you to wire the balance
to a "shipping agent" or some other person.
Other examples include appartment or holiday
home rental, purchasing land, hiring a wedding
photographer, getting violin lessons, etc."

Nigeria is not the only country used as a pretext for a 419 scam. For some
reason, many of the 419 scams, which I receive do not involve Nigeria as
the place where either the "next of kin", "laundering crooked money",
"business commission" or "crude oil" scam is based, Rather the country
of choice is Iraq as noted at:

One example of the "laundering crooked money", is " New 419
scam - Iraqi money" at:

Also, I have received 419 scams involving Yukos oil breakup in Russia

Best Regards,


Tuesday, 11 October 2005

New Impact Hazard Book Now Available Online

New Impact Hazard Book Now Available Online

Paul bristolia at
Tue Oct 11 08:48:26 EDT 2005

New online book on impact hazards available. It is:

Geoffrey S. Sommer, G. S., 2004, Astronomical Odds
A Policy Framework for the Cosmic Impact Hazard.
RAND Corporation, 1776 Main Street, P.O. Box 2138,
Santa Monica.

The 8.8 MB PDF file can be downloaded from

"This document was submitted as a dissertation in
June, 2004 in partial fulfillment of the requirements
of the doctoral degree in public policy analysis
at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. The faculty
committee that supervised and approved the
dissertation consisted of Steven Popper (Chair),
Steven Bankes, and Calvin Shipbaugh."


Baton Rouge, LA

Saturday, 1 October 2005

10,000 Illegal fossils handed back to China

10,000 Illegal fossils handed back to China

Paul bristolia at
Sat Oct 1 21:07:43 EDT 2005

Australia Returns Fossils to China
Washington Post, Sept. 30, 2005,

Illegal dinosaur fossils handed back to China
Advertiser Adelaide, Australia, Sept. 30, 2005,5942,16774163,00.html

Australia returns 20 tons of confiscated fossils to China
People's Daily Online, Sept. 29, 2005