(meteorobs) (OT) Search for meteorite in Southern Siberia

David Entwistle david.entwistle at dsl.pipex.com
Thu Jun 14 08:30:24 EDT 2007

There's a reference to the 'meteorite' finds associated with the 
fireball in the south-west Altai region in May. It is contained in a 
Moscow Times article on the work of Mikhail Nazarov.


Down as the bottom, Mikhail Nazarov of the Vernadsky Institute of 
Geochemistry dismisses the finds...

Last month, Vadim Chernobrov, a meteorite hunter, said an expedition had 
found four fragments in the Altai region that "visually and under a 
microscope passed tests for meteorite suitability," Interfax reported.

"I don't think he even knows what a meteorite looks like," Nazarov said, 
noting that the subsequent tests showed the fragments were not 
meteorites. He said Chernobrov once claimed to have found a bolt from a 
time machine.
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In message <7Th9FWJCjzPGFwNM at dsl.pipex.com>, David Entwistle 
<david.entwistle at dsl.pipex.com> writes
>From ITAR-TASS news agency
>07.05.2007, 14.31
>BARNAUL, May 7 (Itar-Tass) - Experts of Kosmopoisk (Space Search) 
>organization and volunteers have begun search for a meteorite that fell 
>in the southwest of the Altai region on January 10, 2007. Hundreds of 
>onlookers within a range of 150 kilometers saw a huge fiery ball 
>rushing down with a loud sizzling noise.
>"The search for the meteorite could not have been started earlier 
>because of deep snow and heavy frost," Kosmopoisk coordinator Vadim 
>Chernobrov told Tass...
>I didn't see anything about the original meteor event, but there were a 
>number of fireball reports at the time.
>David Entwistle

David Entwistle

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