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Santilli & Socorro

From: Edward Gehrman <egehrman.nul>
Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2012 10:46:32 -0700
Archived: Sun, 03 Jun 2012 07:48:38 -0400
Subject: Santilli & Socorro

>From: Edward Gehrman <egehrman.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 09:10:44 -0700
>Subject: Re: Alien Autopsy And Philip Mantle

>And how did Ray Santilli describe and give directions to
>a dry lake with burned vegetation and rocks, covered with a
>strange blue melted material, eventually identified as
>cristobalite? He has never been to Socorro.



Isn't there someone on the list willing to try to answer the
question above? I've added some background info below but the
question still remains: If there wasn't a cameraman, how did Ray
or others know about this very unusual and secluded site,
covered with a material that can only be created by melting
silica at an intense heat? And why do we only find it
concentrated in this one area?

"I've explored the site thoroughly accompanied by my wife and
brother; I've tried to interest others in a careful, forensic
exploration. By the time my brother and I began searching for
the site, the Alien Autopsy had been relegated to either the
gray basket or the wastebasket of most respectable UFO
researchers; we knew that anything we found would be suspect
unless we found tangible proof.

As I have stated before, both my brother and I are very familiar
with New Mexico history and geology and what to expect when we
hike the desert, so we both were excited when we found an area,
larger than three football fields, covered with a strange glass-
like material that neither of us could identify.

At the time, I didn't realize just how difficult it could be to
identify a mineral sample. I now know better; the only precise
method is X-ray Diffraction. I had sent samples of the strange
material to many researchers but while most found it unusual,
they couldn't positively identify what it was.

Some thought it was a form of agate (Chalcedony) and one said it
looked like igneous calcite. I sent samples to the BLT research
team and they found it interesting but nothing definitive.
Finally I sent some to Phyllis Budinger who performed a IR
spectra as well as microscope pix. She wrote: "The microscope
pix do suggest a melted mineral, I.e. glass-like. However, I was
quite surprised at the infrared spectrum. It suggests quartz
still in crystalline state. I need to take more spectra and
study the data more in-depth. So don't take this as the end
result. XRD should resolve this issue."

She suggested Sampath Iyengar, a PhD chemist, with a degree in
mineralogy. He owns a lab in Wildomar, CA. and is considered an
expert with XRD (X-Ray Diffraction) which is a powerful
technique for identifying minerals. I send Dr. Iyengar a sample
of the material and he agreed to test it for me. The results
were unequivocal: the material was Cristobalite, a high
temperature indicator, forming at above 1450C. It was a melt on
top of the rhyolite and not formed from the rhyolite.
Cristobalite is never found under the conditions that exist at
the crash site.

"Cristobalite occurs in igneous rocks located in areas of
volcanic activity. It rarely occurs in detectable samples. Some
localities where noticeable material has come from are: Cerro
San Cristobal, Pachua, Mexico (the origination of its name);
Little Lake, Coso Hot Springs, Inyo Co., California; the San
Juan Mountains in Colorado; Obsidian Cliff in Yellowstone
National Park, Wyoming; Mt. Lassen in Lassen Volcanic National
Park in California; and Crater Lake National Park, Klamath Co.,
Oregon." (notice that New Mexico wasn't mentioned)


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