[meteorite-list] A Managua, Nicaragua meteorite?

From: ian macleod <ianmacca81_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 16:45:42 +1030
Message-ID: <BAY175-W490B2EA1CDAEF7914BE939CDCE0_at_phx.gbl>

> Hi all, I read in todays Advertiser (SA newspaper) that the 'meteorite'

> ricochet into the near by forest. If the crater actually was a low

> angle impact like the Murnpeowie iron IC, I would have assumed the

> impact pit/ trench would have been more elongated? I have seen no

> reports of a fireball, no video, no evidence pointing towards a real

> crater. The soil does not look soft if it was a higher angled impact I

> would have expected to see more ejecta, fragments of iron or chondrite

> etc etc Personally I think its fake, and if any meteorite is paired to

> this crater it should be absolutely checked to see if the pairing is

> valid, soil samples taken otherwise I have a nice UNWA and a shovel and

> I will dig a big hole and make some money ;) Regards Ian Australia 8013
Received on Tue 09 Sep 2014 02:15:42 AM PDT

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