Igneous, Metamorphic & Sedimentary Double Spheres

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Igneous, Metamorphic & Sedimentary Double Spheres

Unread postby Brigit Bara » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:49 pm

Dr. CJ Ransom and Wal Thornhill published a paper with IEEE describing an electrical experiment which successfully produced small hematite spheres, very much like the Martian Blueberries seen by the Rover Opportunity at Meridiani Planum on Mars.

When iron oxide, quartz sand, and lava sand were exposed to a plasma discharge for 5 or more seconds, small spheres were consistently formed. These little lab created spheres elicited such astonishment and wonder, for me, that I have spent much of my spare time and resources both having additional experiments carried out, and searching for any possible naturally occurring examples of the spheres.

In particular, sometimes the lab created spheres were in a double or triple form; the double spheres were seen in the original published paper, and the triple, joined spheres were created in an experiment carried out later in the same process, using lava sand.

By June of 2012 I was blessed to publish a small paper (through an alternative science association) which laid out the groundwork for the continued investigation into the possible rapid, electrical formation of soft-bodied fossil concretions. For many reasons, I felt these compared very well with lab-created stone spheres. Here in the northwest there are many formations with crab, shrimp, and brittle star fossils, three dimensionally preserved inside of concretions. There is typically not much breakdown of these crustaceans. Besides having a very lifelike fossil as a nucleus, the sandstone spheres have many other consistent features. I also visited fossil sites in other states, such as the Mazon Creek Formation in Illinois. Along with a lot of other physical evidence for rapid, electrical formation of fossil-bearing concretions, I found a number of double, that is, fused spheres which contained the same beautiful soft bodied fossils as the singles.

Over the years, my collection grew to include double and triple fused spheres from all three rock types -- sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous. I would be pleased to share these with you, as a way of bringing some completion to the findings. I have also gathered examples of another electrical process that easily forms double and triple spheres. I should mention that electrically produced spheres are often hollow, as well.
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Re: Igneous, Metamorphic & Sedimentary Double Spheres

Unread postby ElecGeekMom » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:50 pm

I would be interested in reading the articles. Can you provide URLs?
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Re: Igneous, Metamorphic & Sedimentary Double Spheres

Unread postby seasmith » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:16 pm

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Re: Igneous, Metamorphic & Sedimentary Double Spheres

Unread postby Brigit Bara » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:14 pm

by ElecGeekMom » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:50 pm

I would be interested in reading the articles. Can you provide URLs?


The IEEE paper, "Plasma-genrated Craters and Spherules" by CJ Ransom and Wal Thronhill is here:
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/4287076

Their other papers are here:
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/author/37843014600


You may have to sign in to IEEE to download the pdfs.

Another site to find research papers, free to download, is here:
http://www.everythingselectric.com/prod ... reference/
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