[meteorite-list] Elma Status?
adamhupe at comcast.net
Wed Aug 6 17:22:56 EDT 2003
Hi Mike, Mike and List,
The Elma material is definitely not a meteorite, so to speak. It could
prove to be just as or more interesting to the scientific community. The
jury is still out on exactly what this material is or how it was created.
The initial lab results created more questions than answers. As has been
reported this material consist of sand incased in a basaltic glass shell.
The materials in the glass are not separated into swirls so what ever
created these objects had a huge amount of energy and the glass was quenched
very rapidly. Experiments are being conducted to see how these might have
been created. We should have more answers by next week. This is looking
more like an X-files episode than a meteor sighting. For now, we are
keeping an open mind regarding this material.
All the best,
Adam and Greg Hupe
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