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Just Published: Independents locate ET Black Mat and more in Venezuela
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An international team of scientists representing a number of disciplines locate bizarre materials and ET impact markers in a distinct layer of well-dated sediments from the initiation of the Younger Dryas and publish their findings in a major scientific journal.  2007 Firestone et.al. in PNAS?

Nope.  W.C. Mahaney et. al. Geomorphology — March 2010.

In a total surprise to me (and I think the YD team) a new group has emerged and published findings which are strongly supportive of the YDB hypothesis.   They aren’t the first independent party to complement the YDB team’s findings — but they appear to be the best.   It is a very well written paper and includes a number of new discoveries — including Shocked Quartz (Planer Deformation Features), which are diagnostic of impact.

The Tusk will read, re-read and read once more in hopes of elaborating further this evening.

Venezuela

Evidence from the northwestern Venezuelan Andes for extraterrestrial impact: The black mat enigma
Geomorphology Volume 116, Issues 1-2, 15 March 2010, Pages 48-57

A carbon-rich black layer encrusted on a sandy pebbly bed of outwash in the northern Venezuelan Andes,previously considered the result of an alpine grass fire, is now recognized as a ‘black mat’ candidate correlative with ClovisAge sites inNorth America, falling within the range of ‘blackmat’ dated sites (~12.9 ka cal BP). As such,the bed at site MUM7B, which dates to <11.8 ka 14C years BP (raw dates) and appears to be contemporaneous with the Younger Dryas (YD) cooling event, marks a possibly much more extensive occurrence than previously identified. No fossils (megafauna) or tool assemblages were observed at this newly identified candidate site (3800 a.m.s.l.), as in the case of the North American sites. Here, evidence is presented for an extraterrestrial impact event at ~12.9 ka. The impact-related Andean bed, located ~20 cmabove 13.7–13.3 ka cal BP alluvial and glaciolacustrine deposits, falls within the sediment characteristics and age range of ‘black mat’ dated sites (~12.9 ka cal BP) in North America. Site sediment characteristics include: carbon, glassy spherules, magnetic microspherules, carbon mat ‘welded’ onto coarse granular material, occasional presence of platinum group metals (Rh and Ru), planar deformation features (pdfs) in fine silt-size fragmental grains of quartz, as well as orthoclase, and monazite (with an abundance of Rare Earth Elements—REEs). If the candidate site is ‘black mat’, correlative with the ‘black mat’ sites of North America, such an extensive occurrence may support the hypothesized airburst/impact over the Laurentide Glacier, which led to a reversal of Allerød warming and the onset of YD cooling and readvance of glaciers. While this finding does not confirm such, it merits further investigation,which includes the reconnaissance for additional sites in South America. Furthermore, if confirmed, such an extensive occurrence may corroborate an impact origin.

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  1. YD impact black mat site in NW Venezuela Andes, WC Mahaney et al, Geomorphology 2010 March: also 4 substantial amateurs: Rich Murray 2010.02.11
    http://rmforall.blogspot.com/2010_02_01_archive.htm
    Thursday, February 11, 2010
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/astrodeep/message/41
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    Rich Murray: Real science hops from failure to failure, from several
    falsifiable hypotheses in confused competition to the next set, until a
    consensus evolves around a surviving paradigm that often uses
    aspects of its predecessors, adding unexpected novel ideas that lead
    to productive questions and more definitive tests, as disparate data
    starts to fit an overall unifying view.

    Right now, we seem to be in a phase of “herding cats” — it seems
    that objects have been hurling every which way during recent times.

    As one of the most unqualified participants, I hope to help raise
    the level of openmindedness and unfettered curiousity in this game
    of truth, for we all honestly hope for outcomes that advance our
    jointly cocreated world, which has so richly benefited from the
    ethical advances of inspired civil rational discourse based on
    publicly shared information.

    We never know we don’t know before we start to know…

    I hope an expert laboratory group will keenly examine the elements
    and isotopes in the commonly found red, white, and dark fragments,
    often as durable surface coatings that may be from high temperature
    and pressure blasts.
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    Geomorphology
    Volume 116, Issues 1-2, 15 March 2010, Pages 48-57
    doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2009.10.007
    Copyright © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

    Evidence from the northwestern Venezuelan Andes for
    extraterrestrial impact: The black mat enigma
    W.C. Mahaney a, a Quaternary Surveys, 26 Thornhill Ave.,
    Thornhill, Ontario, Canada L4J 1J4
    WC Mahaney
    V. Kalm b, b Institute of Ecology & Earth Sciences,
    Tartu University, Tartu, EE51014, Estonia
    D.H. Krinsley c, c Institute of Geological Sciences,
    University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 97403-1272, USA
    P. Tricart d, d Laboratoire de Geodynamique des Chaînes Alpines,
    University of Grenoble, Observatoire des Sciences de l’Univers,
    38041, Grenoble, France
    S. Schwartz d,
    J. Dohme f, f The Museum, The University of Tokyo,
    Tokyo, 113-0033, Japan
    K.J. Kim g, g Geological Research Division
    (Prospective Geoscience Research Department), Korea Institute of
    Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), 92 Gwahang-no,
    Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-350, Republic of Korea
    B. Kapran a,
    M.W. Milner a,
    R. Beukens h, h IsoTrace Lab, Dept of Physics,
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1A7
    S. Boccia i, i Department of Materials Science,
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3E4
    R.G.V. Hancock j, j Department of Medical Physics and Applied
    Radiation Sciences and Department of Anthropology,
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4K1
    K.M. Hart k k School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City
    University, Ballymun Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
    and B. Kelleher k
    Received 11 January 2009; revised 9 October 2009;
    accepted 14 October 2009. Available online 24 October 2009.

    Abstract

    A carbon-rich black layer encrusted on a sandy pebbly bed of
    outwash in the northern Venezuelan Andes, previously considered
    the result of an alpine grass fire, is now recognized as a ‘black mat’
    candidate correlative with Clovis Age sites in North America,
    falling within the range of ‘black mat’ dated sites (~ 12.9 ka cal BP).

    As such, the bed at site MUM7B, which dates to 14 m deep…”

    third Meteor Night, 7 pm Tuesday Feb 2, SF Complex — soon I will
    show Tim McElvain 3 sites in La Tierra-Las Dos subdivision,
    Santa Fe, NM — my samples show intense blast effects with surface
    melting and mineral coatings: Rich Murray 2010.01.28
    http://rmforall.blogspot.com/2010_01_01_archive.htm
    Thursday, January 28, 2010
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/astrodeep/message/38

    large dense fractal meteor cluster in Alaska? also 21 pages re
    unusual 0.6 m rock in Palmer: Horace Heffner:
    Rich Murray 2010.01.24
    http://rmforall.blogspot.com/2010_01_01_archive.htm
    Sunday, January 24, 2010
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/astrodeep/message/37

    Meteor Night 7 pm tonight, Santa Fe Complex, Santa Fe, Jan 19,
    Rich Murray with 10×12 screen on two extensive websites by
    Dennis Cox and by Tim McElvain: Rich Murray 2010.01.19
    http://rmforall.blogspot.com/2010_01_01_archive.htm
    Tuesday, January 19, 2010
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    http://astrofotos.info/main.php?g2_itemId=5301
    28 small images
    The Tupana (Panela crater) Event Hypothesis [ NE Brazil ]
    Pierson Barretto [email protected]

    http://astrofotos.info/main.php?g2_itemId=5301
    28 small images
    The Tupana (Panela crater) Event Hypothesis — NE Brazil
    Imagens relacionadas às crateras meteoríticas, na Lua, na Terra.
    Um ensaio sobre o Evento Tupana; a hipótese.
    CLIQUE NA IMAGEM PARA LER MAIS.
    Images related to meteoritic craters, in the Moon, the Earth.
    An assay on the Tupana Event; the hypothesis.
    Click in the images to read more.

    http://www.astrosafor.net/Huygens/2009/77/h-77-tupana.pdf 11p
    [ in Spanish, with resume and photo ]
    Pierson Barretto, PhD [email protected];

    http://astrofotos.info/main.php?g2_itemId=41466&g2_imageViewsIndex=2
    #1/35 CapivaraPalaeoLagoons 4 craters
    9 km SE of Sao Raimundo Nonato on BR 324,
    858 km W of Recife on coast
    Date: 12/03/2009 Owner: Pierson Barretto
    Size: Full Size 1004×923
    #1 -9.0805 -42.6270 .396 km .394 low .2x.15 km ~2 m resolution
    #2 -9.0764 -42.6592 .401 .397 .6x.3
    #3 -9.0743 -42.6378 .406 .400 .4x.2
    #4 -9.0626 -42.6435 .399 .396 .2x.2

    http://astrofotos.info/main.php?g2_itemId=41432&g2_imageViewsIndex=2
    PalaeoLagoonZambia
    Date: 12/01/2009 Owner: Pierson Barretto
    Size: Full size: 1004×923
    -14.7400 23.9712 1.129 km al eye al 53.74 km 2005.05.16

    http://sites.google.com/site/dragonstormproject/
    Dennis Cox, Fresno, California

    http://www.impactstructure.net/working-hypothesis.html
    Thornton H. “Tim” McElvain, Santa Fe, New Mexico

    http://www.perigeezero.org/treatise/index.html
    phttp://www.perigeezero.org/treatise/Morphology/ejecta/argentina_splatter/index.html
    [ Argentina slideshow: Google Earth images with coordinates ]
    http://www.perigeezero.org/treatise/YDB/index.html
    [ We presented a poster presentation the December 2009 AGU
    meeting in San Francisco of some of the Perigee: Zero concepts
    as they pertain to the Carolina bays and their role in identifying
    a possible YDB impact crater.
    A comprehensive review of the conjecture and our
    Heuristic Argument is discussed in this section.
    A PDF file of the submission in slide presentation form is available for
    download HERE.
    Please note that since the meeting, we have demoted Lake Michigan
    in favor of an impact at the Saginaw Bay and Michigan proper,
    although neither hypothesis has proven an adequate solution
    at the present time. ]
    http://cintos.org/cintosOrg/agu2009/PP31D-1387_Poster.pdf 18p
    http://www.perigeezero.org/treatise/YDB/ObliqueImpacts/index.html
    http://www.perigeezero.org/treatise/YDB/Distal%20Ejecta/index.html
    http://www.perigeezero.org/treatise/YDB/Distal%20Ejecta/CarolinaBays/index.html
    http://www.perigeezero.org/treatise/discussion/index.html
    http://www.perigeezero.org/treatise/timeline/index.html
    http://perigeezero.org/graphics/poster_agu_2006c_page.png
    [ in Vista, use Control + to enlarge image ]
    Michael E Davias [email protected]; [email protected];
    Jeannette L Gilbride

    awesome evidence (Google Earth images, stereo pairs, some videos)
    from Mexico to Canada for 500 km comet rubble pile air impacts
    12950 BP — Dennis Cox: Rich Murray 2010.01.13
    http://rmforall.blogspot.com/2010_01_01_archive.htm
    Wednesday, January 13, 2010
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/astrodeep/message/35

    exact Carolina Bay crater locations, RB Firestone, A West, et al,
    two YD reviews, 2008 June, 2009 Nov,
    also 3 upcoming abstracts: Rich Murray 2009.11.14
    http://rmforall.blogspot.com/2009_11_01_archive.htm
    Saturday, November 14, 2009
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    Rich Murray, MA
    Boston University Graduate School 1967 psychology,
    BS MIT 1964, history and physics,
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