[meteorite-list] Lingams...impactite related?

From: Robert & Wendi Beauford <wendirob_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:49:03 2004
Message-ID: <001501c14954$2647ba40$bb4897cc_at_wendirob>

Of the 100's or 1000's of lingams I've seen, none showed indications of
anything that I would associate with a meteoric or impact related origin.
I've even sold a few at one time or another. Rivers of origin vary
considerably with whom you buy them from. The most reasonable explanation
I've seen is that they are formed by whirling around in what are termed
'solution pots' or 'bath tubs' in river beds. It seems that most of the
ones I've seen in the last few years are artificialy cut into their
characteristic shape.
Similar shapes have religious significance, but not meteoritical
significance, in many cultures.
-Robert Beauford

> Subject: [meteorite-list] Lingams...impactite related?
> "No one is quite sure what lingams are. They come from the Narmada River =
> in India, high in the Amandhata Mountains. It has been theorized that =
> they were formed from a meteorite that landed in the river bed millions =
> of years ago. Most often, they are a combination of chalcedony, agate =
> and quartize. They are disquished by deep red/maroon iron oxide =
> markings."
> Hello, I was wondering if anyone had any information on Lingams. You =
> have probley seen them on eBay for one seller who must have a ton of =
> them as he keeps listing them. His description is above. Does anyone =
> know if these are in fact meteorite related?
> Thanks,
> Curious Mark
Received on Sat 29 Sep 2001 10:03:50 PM PDT

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