[meteorite-list] worst misidentification ever

Paul etchplain at att.net
Tue Feb 20 21:38:38 EST 2018

In " worst misidentification ever,"
Alfredo Petrov wrote on Tue, 23 Jan 2018,

 > This has got to be the worst, and funniest, in a schadenfreude sort 
of way,
 > hoped-to-be-a-meteorite ever:

I am nominating for second or third worst misidentification of some
obviously man-made glass as a Chinese impactite, the "Shui jing glass"
featured in the below youtube videos.

Exploring the mysteries of China's unique natural glass

Hongshan Culture & the mystery of China's unique natural glass2

Hongshan Culture & the mystery of China's unique natural glass2

This material reminds me of the tables covered with varicolored
glass blocks that I saw out in front of Arkansas rocks shops when
I went fossil and rock collecting decades ago.

There is the below abstract:

A crackpot ejection theory about China's unique natural glass
Endocrine Abstracts (2015) 38 SE1.4 DOI:10.1530/endoabs.38.SE1.4
(Society for Endocrinology, British Endocrine Societies)

"I shall present evidence from the carvings that points to a
unique post-impact lateral ejection of molten glass; and
that this was later carved by grinding using impact diamond


Paul H.

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