[meteorite-list] Lafayette-a possible fall?

From: Robert Verish <bolidechaser_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:37:36 2004
Message-ID: <20001219204508.94413.qmail_at_web10403.mail.yahoo.com>

Hello Charlie,

Here is a reference that you may want to look up:


In this paper there is a reference to Tim Jull's 1993
& 1997 papers re: 14C age date (8.9+/-1.3 THOUSAND
years) as well as, a concern trying to reconcile this
"old" age with its apparent lack of terrestrial
This reported terrestrial age is even more of a
problem for those researchers trying to prove that the
weathered mineral grains in Lafayette were formed on
Mars. One of "those researchers" is a fellow Listee
and co-authored this paper:


And just to clear up any misunderstandings, I am not
opposed to making Lafayette a fall. Quite the
contrary. I'm just trying to define the obstacles that
stand in the way of getting that status changed. The
article above clearly proves that Lafayette is not
related to Nahkla. This is a non-issue now. On the
other hand, that same article lists all the evidence
that stands in the way of changing Lafayette to being
a witnessed fall. This evidence can't be ignored, nor
dismissed out of hand. It has to be dealt with.

A fellow Listee asked how does the status of a "find"
get changed to a "fall". As it is with everything
else, it's done through the "literature", and the
evidence for it being a fall has to be published.

My personal opinion is that, at this point, it would
be easier to prove that a certain dog was "turned to
ashes" in Egypt by a meteorite.

To borrow a quote from George Bush Sr.,
"Naht gunna happen!"
"Wouldn't be prudent."

Bob V.


Message: 3
From: moonrock25_at_webtv.net (Charlie)
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 10:02:03 -0500 (EST)
To: mlblood_at_home.com
Cc: mmorgan_at_mhmeteorites.com

Subject: Re:[meteorite-list] Lafayette-a possible

Hi Michael,

Thanks for your reply. Yes, I do recall that the
witness heard, but did not see the fall. But I am
wondering if a terrestrial age was determined.
I thought it had been, and, inexplicably given the
other "evidence", was in the many thousands of years.
Perhaps others on the list will clarify this or
correct my memory.

Best wishes,


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Received on Tue 19 Dec 2000 03:45:08 PM PST

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