[meteorite-list] Lingams...impactite related?
From: thebigcollector <thebigcollector_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:49:03 2004
Thank you everybody that responded. That is interesting many are shaped.
I, like many others, have been led to believe they were naturally shaped.
If you have a question there is no better place then this list I am
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert & Wendi Beauford" <wendirob_at_laplaza.org>
Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2001 9:03 PM
Subject: [meteorite-list] Lingams...impactite related?
> 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
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