Material only found in asteroids, comets and sites of massive shock wave geology processes ends up in various lava flows in Scotland. Unaltered meteorite osbornite found not melted in Isle of Skye what was flowing magma.
Lighting strikes of plasma discharges on Earth observed to form fulgurites – sand fulgurites, rock fulgurites, glass fulgurites. Also suggested to form lightning shocked quartz and perhaps the origin of some impact meteorite glass sites.
“We thought it was an ignimbrite — a volcanic flow deposit,” Dr. Drake said. “But when we analyzed the rock using an electron microprobe, they discovered that it contained rare minerals straight from outer space: vanadium-rich and niobium-rich osbornite.
“These mineral forms have never been reported on Earth. They have, however, been collected by NASA’s Stardust Comet Sample Return Mission as space dust in the wake of the Wild 2 comet.” What’s more, the osbornite is unmelted, suggesting that it was an original piece of the meteorite.
Dr. Drake and co-authors also identified reidite, an extremely high pressure form of zircon which is only ever associated in nature with impacts, along with native iron and other exotic mineralogy linked to impacts such as barringerite
… So far, the researchers have collected samples from another site on Skye that also yield strange mineralogy, including another mineral strikingly similar to one found in comet dust.
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Locally transformed chemical elements – electromagnetically shocked minerals in situ – shock metamorphism geology. Olivine in meteorite rock, olivine and impactor cratering, Strathaird Peninsula olivine basalts.
An extraterrestrial origin for these deposits is strongly supported by the presence of reidite (a high-pressure zircon polymorph), which is only found naturally at sites of meteorite impact. Barringerite [(Fe,Ni)2P], baddeleyite (ZrO2), alabandite (MnS), and carbon-bearing native iron spherules, together with planar deformation features and diaplectic glass in quartz, further support this thesis.
Discovery of a meteoritic ejecta layer containing unmelted impactor fragments at the base of Paleocene lavas, Isle of Skye, Scotland
In the immediate vicinity of the gabbro the lavas have been recrystallized to pyroxene-bearing hornfelses, and these rocks are followed outwards by a broader zone characterized by the presence of actinolite, chlorite, albite and epidote. In the outermost of the three zones, which extends for at least 3 miles from the gabbro, thermal effects are limited to the local growth of chlorite, albite and epidote.
Metamorphism of Tertiary Lavas in Strathaird, Skye
Changing state of matter – rock, living wood to stone, life to fossils, fossilised mating turtles and jellyfish, water, air. Thunder crabs, insects in amber – scalable inclusions from minerals and precious stones.
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