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Shokmelt last won the day on September 20 2016

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  1. You're very welcome. I'm glad that I could be of service, and your good sense of humor is greatly appreciated. You should hang around and peruse this forum. You'll find a lot of good chuckles and a lot of helpful and insightful information about meteorites, impact craters, and the precious metals that are delivered to the Earths' crust by them. Cheers ;
  2. Hi Cincyguy, that rock is decidedly granite, so of course it is ' EXTRA' terrestrial,
  3. Hmmmm.....Very 'nlightening.
  4. OMG !!! I have heard of ground-to-air lighting, air-to-ground lighting, and air-to-air lighting, but I have never heard of, much less seen before, ground-to-ground lighting. SPECTACULAR ! Now there's some serious EMI.
  5. Well I'm glad we have that cleared up. Thanks for the link WH I would just like to add to this discussion that for the purpose of removing gold from host rock, the key thing to keep in mind is that HF acid, unlike other acids, has the unique ability to react with SiO2 (quartz). So for other mineral constituents, you might have to resort to something like nitric acid (another extremely dangerous substance), or something else that's more appropriate to the particular mineral chemistry in question.
  6. You KILLED that skunk !!! GOOD WORK SHOK
  7. I agree, 4M Although, what appears to be limestone clinging to the side, might imply a marine fossil of some kind.
  8. Hello Jimale, Pic. #2 in your above post is encouraging. It's... as us Americans say, Hmmmm.,....Interesting!
  9. Widmanstation, this is Houston are you receiving ? REPEAT, Are you receiving ? Oh these asteroid miners never have their ears on, their always listening to that bloomin' Rolling-Rock music. Reply: Copy that Houston. Yes we are receiving. And be advised that the Beagle has landed.
  10. In the case of Sikhote there really isn't much of a Widmanstatten pattern to destroy. However, with respect to iron meteorites in general, the potential temperature increases would probably not be hot enough, nor for long enough, to do much if any damage to a Widmanstatten pattern. Rather, I was suggesting that things like regmaglypts, and heat-affected zones around the edges would form more readily due to the meteors' exterior being able to super-heat more quickly.
  11. Here's something that I just wanted to toss out there for consideration and conjecture. At one point this thread caused me to start thinking about air bursts like Sikhote-Alin and Chelyabinsk, and how much internal heating of individual fragments might occur as a result of such forceful disruptions Could it be possible that the distinctive, and extensive regmaglypting in Sikhote individuals is partly due to elevated internal temperatures as well as having been suddenly exposed to dense atmosphere; in having burst at such a relatively low altitude? Any thoughts?
  12. Ya, HF. Hypothesis & quasi-theory being stated as fact is a recurring problem in most science documentaries.
  13. Springtime in the desert after a wet Winter is truly a glorious thing. So is finding three good meteorites. That trail marker to your select hunting location that you picked up on your way out was a good omen indeed. Well done, Mike Good Times, Shok
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