What are the odds that all the massive iron meteorites found have no impact craters?
Geologist and astronomers suggest all kinds of reason such as falling on ice sheets, being slowed down by the Earths atmosphere(?), skipping along the surface ... but is there another explanation to the this mystery?
The iron meteorites impacts leave the largest lumps of natural iron found on Earth. If they came as asteroids and then became meteorites how much larger must they have been as these are the remains?
Iron Meteorite impacts on Earth but no craters
Here are a few of the largest or most well known iron meteorites that have left no impact craters.
Hoba meteorite (Namibia) - largest iron meteorite on Earth weighing an estimated 60 tonnes - found at the surface with no impact crater. Suggested that air resistance slowed it down to around only 300 meters per second and that is why there was no impact crater. The Hoba meteorite it very strangely shaped in that it is flat on all sides, like an oblong box shape.
Cape York meteorites (Greenland) - group of iron meteorites ranging from the larger pieces such as Ahnighito (over 30 tons) to the Dog (under 400 kg) and others. No impact craters for any of the 8 meteorite Earth impacts but they have the Widmanstätten pattern, which is thought to show very high temperatures (Earth entry) and then a long cooling process. All these meteorites were found on the surface.
Tomanowos meteorite (USA) - over 14 tons but no impact crater. The theory is that its strange shape was partly due to a high speed entry (Widmanstätten pattern evidence) and then Earths weathering. Had to be carried by a glacier to its present position in the Willamette Valley - as it has no impact crater - from Canada. Found on the surface.
Mundrabilla meteorites (Australia) - the main Mundrabilla meteorite is over 12 tons and there are many other smaller and very small iron meteorites spread over the Nullarbor that are linked to the Mundrabilla meteorites. No impact craters for any of them and some of them are very strangely shaped. All these meteorites have been found on the surface.
Altai meteorite (China) - also known as the Altay meteorite is another iron meteorite and was found high up in the Altay Mountains, stuck under a large rock, with no impact crater. It weighs over an estimated 20 tons. The Altai meteorite was found near another Chinese meteorite called the Xinjiang iron meteorite, also known as the Armanty iron meteorite.
Explanation for why they have no impact craters?
The odds that these very heavy iron lumps have all been found on the surface with no impact crater is a massive mystery if you go with the theory that they came from space. But where else could they have come from?
The image shows Kamil Crater (Egypt), a suggested iron meteorite impact crater. No iron pieces found in the crater? Why have none of the larger iron meteorites left a crater if this estimated 10 tonne iron meteorite did? Or was Kamil Crater not an impact crater?
Perhaps these iron meteorites did not come from anywhere but were formed where they were found. This would explain why they have no impact craters and why they were found on or just below the surface.
How could this happen? Electric current when it meets resistance causing electromagnetic forces. Geologists say that rock/minerals are transformed under high pressure force and temperature - usually miles underground. If you have a very large electrical current flowing through an area and it meets a resistance spot then it could create a large electromagnetic force and heat/pressure - transforming the minerals in the area into an iron lump with other minerals in it.
If it is an Electric Universe and electromagnetic effects are scalable then this is similar to how and why precious stones like diamonds,opals and even including fossil eggs are formed - they are usually around an inclusion.
Is there any evidence to back up this idea?
Mbozi Meteorite (Tanzania) - it has a Widmanstatten pattern, was found on the surface and there is no impact crater for this over 15 ton iron meteorite. Strangely the Mbozi meteorite looks like a larger Mundrabilla meteorite.
But the stunning thing is the composition and especially the inside of the Mbozi meteorite.
The bulk composition does not match any known meteorite type, although there is a similarity in mode of occurrence to quartz-normative silicate inclusions in some HE irons. Mbosi silicate appears to be unique ...
It is concluded that Mbosi silicate represents a silica-bearing source rock that was melted and injected into metal. Melting occurred early in the history of the parent body because the metal now shows a normal Widmanstätten structure with only minor distortion that was caused when the parent body broke up and released meteorites into interplanetary space.
Mbosi: An anomalous iron with unique silicate inclusions