Singing stones, China (part 2)

Singing Stones Altay city meteors meteorite museum ChinaThis is an English translate from a Chinese page on the topic of the Singing Black stones near the Altai Mountains in Mongolia and the Qiemu’erqiek Cemeteries, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China.

Part 1 and 3 have more on these musical Mongolian rocks, a subject known as lithophonic rocks and lithophones.

Are these sonorous stones naturally formed by geology process or did they come from space as meteorites or by EU geology?

Singing stones

Many people have gathered at the cosmic meteorite scene of Qiemuerqieke - to pray to the human-shaped stone statue, ancient tombs, Great Mountain, UFO's or the mysterious ancient altar. This is an important place for doing things, such as exploring the history of the grasslands, along with the myths, improving the knowledge of astronomy, praying for peace while seeking out a purified soul.

The ascent of the meteor swarm: Meteorites are actually made up of pieces of an asteroid, which have falling down to the earth. When they pass through the atmosphere, most of them are vaporized and only a tiny amount of residue remains. Obviously, they are the only cosmic objects that exist on this planet. Due to this, these rare pieces from outer space are even more precious than gold or diamonds. Basically, meteorites are divided into three major categories, which consist of: stone, iron and pallasite. These all have an internal metal content as their base.
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For instance, the Qinghe meteor at the exhibition in the Xinjiang geology and mineral museum unimaginably reaches 30 tons and is ranked as the third biggest iron meteorite in the world and the first in China. According to a local legend, one day in 1898, very many flaming balls from the sky thunderously hit the vast Gobi desert, within the Territory of Qinghe County. Also, from distant view, the tremendous iron meteor resembles the peak of a Bactrian camel trekking in the Gobi desert due to its unique surface appearance: the shiny brownish-black color, mesh structure, sunken middle and back-end knurling. These are the most accurate descriptions for the previous metaphor.
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A few kilometers away from Qinghe, located in the outskirts of Altay city, there is a meteorite zone made up of black rock stacks, around 5 kilometers west of Qiemuerqieke village and nearby state road 217. Here there is a band of three meter high hills, which are scattered around a vast area of nearly 39x11.3 square meters and consisting of hundreds of dark grey stones. The texture of the rounded stones is smooth but appears to be hard and dense. Some of them unexpectedly have a 20cm crater on the surface, have apparently been artificially made for a long time. Altay Prefecture has one of the three largest meteorites on Earth. In 2011 astronomy experts discovered Qanother giant meteorite in Altay Kelan Grand Canyon that weighs 18 tons. Plus, Altay Government has a plan to establish a meteorite museum.

The meteor has an extremely high aesthetic value; the important thing is that it carries a large volume of cosmic information for those people who want to know the true essence of the universe, for example regarding the great event of our solar system and how the cosmos came into being. Meanwhile, it also carries scientific proof for space research. Believe it or not, it is said that the giant meteor that landed in Qinghe County contained six different kinds of minerals, which do not exist on earth. However, no specialist can confirm whether the Qiemuer meteorite is genuine or not. The grassland generations say that the meteor comes from extraterrestrial visitors. But some experts consider it to be a highly metalized rock called the Altai nature stone.