"/EINPresswire.com/ Augusta, GA - March 27, 2013 -- Glyn Howard, science teacher/meteoritics scientist, discovered, mapped, collected, and classified a new world record Mars meteorite find with more collected TKW than the Apollo Lunar Rocks. This discovery shatters all Mars achondrite records. This is a discovery of price-less scientific and monetary worth. USA's most valuable collected natural treasures are the Apollo Moon rocks, valued at $50,800/g, with a total mass of about 382kg. This Mars discovery is more mass than all Apollo mission Moon rocks combined. (Mars meteorites are not valued at $50,800/g.)"
"This U.S. World Record Mars Meteorite Discovery is true as originally announced. And it's possible to do the following three things: shatter all existing Mars achondrite meteorite World Records, prove this incredible scientific discovery that has price-less scientific and monetary worth, and do the right thing through monetary rewards that can help many people through the funding of many important social justice causes for all. Tikkun olam. It's The Peoples' National Treasure, therefore The People are to benefit."
For the evidence, see the following associated website:
The Evidence - G Found It - U.S. World Record Mars Meteorite Discovery
That's an incredible amount to prove, but it's all true. The evidence is empirical. It is what it is. G-d blesses so we may bless others. To whom much is given, much is required.
-- Glyn Howard
Here is A list of the Superlatives for the U.S. World Record Mars Meteorite Discovery:
1) In the spirit and fun of fictional Mars Astronaut and Botanist Mark Watney, from the book and the movie "The Martian," and his desire to be the one to do many Space and Mars firsts, this list of superlatives is gathered and listed ...
2) One person/one scientist, Glyn Howard, discovered, mapped, collected, and classified this Mars meteorite find discovery. That is very unique on this kind of scale. No one else has done so for such an incredibly large scale, scientifically important, and valuable Mars meteorite. This is a record in the meteoritic world.
3) Glyn Howard's complete discovery easily surpasses Antarctica Science Mountain Guide and Meteorite Hunter John Schutt's Mars meteorite discoveries by a massive amount:
John Schutt (mountaineer) will become the 2nd winner of the Meteoritical Society's Service Award this summer (2007) at the annual meeting in Tucson, AZ.
"John Schutt has probably recovered more meteorites than any single person in history and all his samples have been made available to the world's science community. No individual in history has personally recovered more samples of Mars; in this sense, he is to Mars what Apollo astronauts were to the Moon..."
Glyn Howard -- the Man who Discovered Mars: Glyn Howard has discovered and found Mars, stood on Mars, walked on Mars, picked-up Mars, held Mars in his hands, analyzed more Mars meteorite material than any other human being on Earth before. This is a record in the meteoritic world.
4) The TKW for this entire Mars discovery easily dwarfs the TKW of all the NASA Apollo mission Lunar rocks collected, which is about 382.0kg (842.165 pounds) of total mass collected. This is a record in the meteoritic world.
5) Several individual fragments of this U.S. World Record Mars Meteorite Discovery and find, from the original Mars meteoroid that was ejected from the surface of Mars, and then fragmented as it passed through Earth's atmosphere as a meteor, and then falling to Earth's surface as meteorites, are larger in mass than the famous Zagami Mars meteorite. They are larger in mass than (18.000.0g/18.0Kg/40.0pounds). Again, these are all "massive" records in the meteoritic world.
The mass of the famous Zagami Mars meteorite:
*The famous Zagami Mars meteorite (18,000.0g/18.0kg/40.0 pounds).
6) "Black Beauty" NWA7034 Mars Meteorite, is considered to have the largest abundance of primordial Martian water ever found in a meteorite - 10 times more than any other. However, when Glyn Howard's complete Mars meteorite discovery is fully realized, the Mars meteorite fragments that contain Komatiite/Serpentinite will no doubt contain much more water from Mars than NWA7034.
Geologic setting of serpentine deposits on Mars
Serpentine and serpentinization: A link between planet formation and life
GEOLOGIC SETTING OF SERPENTINE DEPOSITS ON MARS
Serpentinite and the dawn of life
7) Glyn Howard has discovered a new impact shock metamorphism effect within the plentiful Iron-Oxide minerals: FeO, or Magnetite, or Goethite mineral grains within these discovered Mars meteorites, that shows a very unique pattern of pronounced and elevated Nickel enriched lamellae within these Mars meteorite grains, as seen under a polarizing thin-section mineralogy/petrology/ore microscope. The discovery was made utilizing very high quality hand-made double polished thin-section slides produced from the discovered Mars Meteorite GSB. The newly discovered pattern is to be called "_______ - ____ Pattern" after the last names of the Mars Meteorite and Nickel enriched lamellae discoverer, and the thin-section technician who made the original very high quality hand-made double polished thin-section Mars Meteorite mineralogy/petrology slides, without which this discovery would not have been made. The observed impact shock metamorphism pattern within many Iron-Oxide mineral grains within Mars meteorite GSB is a first as far as Glyn Howard knows and has researched. He hasn't found, seen, or read any science research articles describing this exact impact shock metamorphism effect within meteorites. This is new and unique. This isn't Widmanstätten pattern. It isn't Martitization. This seems to be a new effect similar to, but not exactly like "epsilon Fe" (eFe) that is found at microscopic levels within Iron-Nickel meteorites due to impact shock metamorphism effects that have undergone additional in lab shock impact effects. This is a newly discovered impact shock metamorphism effect within Iron-Oxide mineral grains. Note also the Troilite between the FeO and Chalcopyrite grains. Troilite is a key identifying mineral within meteorites, since it is much more common in meteorites than Earth rocks. It is found within Mars and Lunar meteorites as well. This new Nickel enriched lamellae pattern within FeOs is a new discovery, a record in the meteoritic world.
8) I think it will be possible to eventually determine with high certainty where on Mars this heterogeneous rock mass originated. That would be a first. My hypothesis is the Syrtis Major Planum, near Nilli Fossae. Statistically the chances are very high since 4 different petrology rock types remotely sensed from this Mars region are in this Mars meteorite find discovery. This could possibly be a first and a record in the meteoritic world.
Komatiite, Serpentinite, polymorphs of quartz, Hematite, Dacite, Rhyolite, as well as other rock types are found within the footprint of this World Record Mars Meteorite Discovery site and the Mars meteorite fragments, that often contain more than one of these rock types within a single meteorite specimen. It was a large heterogeneous Mars rock mass that got impact ejected from the surface of Mars, perhaps millions of years ago. This is a very unique modern discovery, but an older hypothesized possible scenario. See the NASA 1997 art work by Don Davis below ...
This could be the first real opportunity to identify the actual launch site/crater site from the surface of Mars for the origin of this heterogeneous Mars Meteorite World Record mass and discovery.
My hypothesis for the impactor ejected origin of this heterogeneous Mars mass from the surface of Mars is the region of Syrtis Major Planum, a massive shield volcano. In this region, using remote sensing, it has been validated that Dacite, Rhyolite/Granite, Komatiite, Serpentine/Serpentinite, and quartz, have all been identified remotely here on Mars.
Volcanology of Mars, Dacite , Granite , 100s of Myr of Astrobiology at Northeast Syrtis Major Mesas (possible Mars rover landing site in 2020AD/CE) , Evidence for Ultramafic Lavas on Syrtis Major , The Syrtis Major volcano, Mars: A multidisciplinary approach to interpreting its magmatic evolution and structural development ,
*Komatiite is strongly indicted within Syrtis Major Planum on Mars: (see pg. 24 - 27)
*Komatiite implications in abiogenesis and early life on Earth, and Astrobiology: (see pg. 31 - 39)
*The Economic Geology importance of Komatiite on Earth: (see pg. 17- 22)
Phyllosilicates - Serpentine on Mars:
Geologic setting of serpentine deposits on Mars
Geology of possible Martian methane source regions
Early Mars Environments Revealed Through
Near-Infrared Spectroscopy of Alteration Minerals
by Bethany List Ehlmann (PhD dissertation)
Cut and paste into a browser the following url to download the PhD dissertation by Ehlmann:
Noachian and more recent phyllosilicates in impact
craters on Mars
(Note the Toro Crater case study, a crater within the Syrtis Major Planum)
Searching for the source regions of Martian meteorites
using MGS TES: Integrating Martian meteorites
into the global distribution of igneous materials on Mars
Mars was a Water World, July 19, 2008
New Findings Show Diverse, Wet Environments on Ancient Mars
Phyllosilicates (Sheet Silicates)
California Geological Survey: Serpentine California State Rock, Note 14
Evidence for methane in Martian meteorites
9) This discovery also brings with it many new Mars petrology rock type specimens that haven't been discovered in Mars meteorites before or petrologically described before from Mars with an actual rock sample of that rock type to study in-hand. Petrology rock types: igneous intrusive/extrusive volcanic Ultramafic Komatiite, igneous/metamorphic Phyllosilicates -- Serpentine/Serpentinite, pure igneous intrusive quartz shocked to Coesite/Stishovite/Seiferite, igneous extrusive volcanic Intermediate-Felsic Dacite, igneous extrusive volcanic Felsic Rhyolite. And many of these lithologies are mixed within single specimens. This provides a very unique opportunity to learn more about Mars Geologic and petrology history. Yes, there are other associated yet different petrology type rocks within this same discovery not yet mentioned or described. More good news to eventually come.
This is a record in the meteoritic world.
10) We will also learn more about impact theory and exactly how was this large heterogeneous rock mass, ejected off of Mars.
11) This extraordinary Mars discovery could possibly and finally answer the begging question -- Was life ever on Mars in the past? And what is the likelihood that life is still there now? What is the Astrobiology of Mars (the possible biosphere history) from the past, and possibly to the current Mars life history? Can panspermia really happen between Mars and Earth? There is an incredible amount of TKW of Mars rocks/meteorite fragments to work with. Much more mass than just ALH84001 and a few other small Mars meteorites that might potentially have evidence of fossilized crypto-endolithic biomorphs.
Here is a very interesting study that suggests on Earth and on Mars submarine environments, black mineral smokers, and Serpentization/serpentinite formations were an ideal chemistry rich environment for possible early forms of life to begin and thrive.
Serpentinite and the dawn of life
3.7 billion-year-old bacteria may hold key to finding life on other planets (Mars)
12) There are mineral grains within both Mars Meteorites GSA and GSB that are clearly identified in thin-section optical mineralogy slides utilizing a polarizing mineralogy microscope, and a Electron Microprobe microscope (EPMA), that form in the presence of water: Calcite (Calcium Carbonate: CaCO3) and Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate: CaSO4l2H2O).
13) We will also answer questions regarding Mars economic geology. Do we have the strategic elemental resources we need to live on Mars and to mine in-situ? I think the answer is overwhelmingly "yes." Mars is proving to be quit rich in strategic metal elemental resources as this discovery proves.
GSA: Copper (Cu) = 4300.00 g/t; Zinc (Zn) = 4200.00g/t; Barium (Ba) = 1900.00g/t; Silver (Ag) = 25.00 g/t; Lithium (Li) = 8.0 g/t; Uranium (U) = 3.5 g/t; and more metallic elements ...
GSB: Copper (Cu) = 500.0 g/t; Lithium (Li) = 23.0 g/t; Silver (Ag) = 3.00 g/t; Uranium (U) = 1.3 g/t;and more metallic elements.
This is a record in the meteoritic world.
As noted before, it is my hypothesis that the origin of this heterogeneous volcanic extrusive Mars meteorite material is from the Syrtis Major Planum, the Syrtis Major Shield Volcano region. If correct, then this region on Mars is very rich for in-situ mineable and much needed metal ores for the habitation of Mars. It could be that the volcanic provinces (volcanoes and related possible VMS deposits) of Mars are much richer in economic geology resources, and in much more mineable concentrations than we have imagined.
Books and articles referring to ore resources on Mars:
14) GSA is igneous extrusive volcanic Felsic Rhyolite, FeO*/MgO (wt. ratio) (31.58) vs. SiO2 (wt.%) (77.1 to 77.9%) and is dry Thoreiitic (TH) as a result. GSB is igneous extrusive volcanic Intermediate-Felsic Dacite, FeO*/MgO (wt. ratio) (4.26) vs. SiO2 (wt.%) (63.8%) and is dry Thoreiitic (TH) as a result. However under another classification system based on general chemical characteristics, Dacite and Rhyolite are considered Subalkaline Rocks, of the wet Calc-Alkaline (CA) Series, indicating both underwent possible hydrous melting and hydrous fractionation. Also GSA and GSB have mineral grains that form in the presence of water. Perhaps GSA and GSB are at the boundary of both wet and dry fractionization to a degree.
Mars Crust Made of Basalt, PSRD, see graph: FeO*/MgO (wt. ratio) vs.SiO2 (wt.%)
Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide Occurrence Model, USGS, See pg. 253
15) The scientific value of this Mars discovery is priceless. The extraordinary pure science we will learn from this complete discovery is staggering. We will learn a great deal more about the astrogeology and planetary historical geology of Mars, the petrology and volcanism history of Mars, including the atmosphere history, the hydrosphere history, and we will learn a great deal about the economic geology of Mars. This is a record in the meteoritic world. The monetary value of rocks from space per gram can be staggering. Apollo Moon rocks are valued at $50,800.00/g. ALH84001 Mars meteorite was valued at $2.25 million/g. "Black Beauty" NWA7034 Mars Meteorite, was valued at $10,000.00/g.
See article: The Value of the NASA Apollo Lunar Rocks and the Mars meteorite ALH84001, and an Important Comparison to the U.S. World Record Mars Meteorite Discovery
... this is certain considering all of these superlatives regarding this Mars discovery. However, is it possible to monetarily value this complete discovery? Yes it is. NASA had to do so with all the NASA Apollo mission Lunar rocks (382.0kg), and the famous Mars meteorite ALH84001 in a court of law due to an unfortunate and infamous Moon rock heist by Thad Roberts and friends, working as college interns with NASA at Houston Space Command's Moon Rock building. Read the book, "Sex on the Moon."
From the following two sources the total value in 1970s dollars for the Apollo Moon rocks can be determined. And as well, also for the Mars meteorite ALH84001:
(The court determined value of Apollo Moon
rocks and the famous Mars meteorite ALH84001...)
Book: Sex on the Moon, by Ben Mezrich
(An accurate definition
of TKW and TKM)
The TKW (mass) of all NASA Apollo Lunar rocks:
Apollo Moon rocks
Lunar rocks and regolith from Apollo Missions:
Q: So what's is all worth in dollars?
USA's most valuable collected natural treasures are the Apollo Moon rocks, valued at $50,800/g (in 1970s dollars and would be much more today), with a total mass of about 382.0Kg.
(382.0kg/1) x (1000.0g/1.0kg) x ($50,800.0/1.0g) = $19,405,000,000.00 = $19.405 Billion dollars!
Mars meteorite ALH84001:
In the infamous court case the value of a fragment of the famous ALH84001 Mars meteorite was determined, and from this the full value of the entire meteorite can be valued.
The mass of the ALH84001 fragment that was stolen can be determined from the book "Sex on the Moon" and the articles below:
The amount of the Mars Meteorite ALH84001 placed in a small test-tube with cover that was stolen was about 0.8g. Arrived at by reading the book "Sex on the Moon."
Book: Sex on the Moon, by Ben Mezrich
Book: The Rock from Mars: A Detective Story on Two Planets, by Kathy Sawyer
"Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed to value the stolen Lunar and Martian material at between $2.5 million and $7 million."
"The court determined that it cost $50,800 per gram to collect the Lunar samples (in 1962-1973 dollars)."
"The $50,800 per gram in 1973 dollars set by the court is equivalent to $206,000 today, based on data from the Federal Reserve Bank."
"The stolen sample of ALH84001 was valued at $1.8 million based on the market value of similar Martian meteorites."
"The heist had lifted a total of 101.5g of Lunar material, which McWhorter tried to sell for $2,000 per gram. By comparison, Sotherby's sold less than a gram of Lunar material returned by the Soviet probe for $442,500 in 1993."
The calculated value of the small 0.8g fragment of the famous Mars ALH84001 meteorite held within a small vial, test-tube with cover:
$1,800,000.00/approx. 0.8g = $2,250,000,000.00/1.0g!
That is $2.250 million per gram for ALH84001 Mars meteorite!
So what's the total value of the entire mass of ALH84001?
Mass of ALH84001 = 1930.9g
(1930.9g/1) x ($2,250,000,000.00/1.0g) = $4,344,525,000,000.00!
That is $4.344525 Billion dollars for the 1.930Kg famous ALH84001 Mars meteorite which is a low-Ca Orthopyroxene rock.
So the total value for all the NASA Apollo mission Lunar rocks and regolith, plus the famous ALH84001 Mars meteorite combined is equal to = $23,749,525,000,000.00! That is $23.749525 Billion dollars!
Therefore, the value of this U.S. World Record Mars Meteorite Discovery is far, far greater. That is a fact. As already noted, this WR Mars meteorite discovery shatters all known planetary achondrite meteorite records. We have not brought back any material directly from Mars yet in a sample return mission. Hopefully one day we will soon. However, this discovery by far and away will provide much greater opportunities for much more incredible pure science discoveries using the total mass of the discovery. And it will do a great deed in helping many people who need real help. Social justice. Tikkun Olam. This discovery will bless many many people.
That is an incredible Mars meteorite record and is unequaled in the meteoritic world in terms of monetary value, what it can do for social justice, and the priceless value and the importance for science.
Another resource regarding the value of Mars meteorites --
Rare Mars Rocks Crashed to Earth in July, By Mike Wall, Space.com Senior Writer | January 17, 2012
What does it take for a rock to be worth $10,000 a gram? Being from space is a good start
On a related note , a historical precedent has been recently set. Apparently private citizens can own NASA Apollo historical artifacts, collected Apollo Lunar rock fragments, and collected Apollo Lunar regolith dust and sell them on the open market, even sell them in public auction. This is an incredibly interesting story:
$995 Bag Of Moon Dust Could Fetch $4 Million At Auction
Out of this world.
By Mary Papenfuss
Artefact from Apollo 11 to Appear at Auction
16) This discovery is the Peoples' National Treasure. The complete value of this Mars discovery will be used as a great blessing to provide help and assistance to many many people. 10% to the nation of Israel for the making and the restoration of bomb shelters, to help the poor, the sick, the wounded warriors, the homeless, the hungry, the widow, the orphan. 75% to the People of the USA, to help the poor, the sick, the wounded warriors, the homeless, the hungry, the widow, the orphan. Set-up a public fund, call it "The Mars Fund" to do just that. 15% to Glyn Howard to set up his own trust to do all the same: to help the poor, the sick, the wounded warriors, the homeless, the hungry, the widow, the orphan, and to do even more wonderful mitzvah. Also to care for his family and faith community. This discovery will do pure science and social justice. This is a wonderful blessing. May it be Adonai's will. This is an incredible opportunity and blessing for many people and is again unequaled in the meteoritic world. See the article: Discovery Reward/Finder's Fee, "The Mars Fund", and Putting It to Good Use
This more than likely would be a first in the meteoritic world.
17) There is enough Mars meteorite material to satisfy NASA, The Smithsonian Institute, the state(s) of discovery, as well as choice specimens for meteorite collection. In addition, all the Mars meteoritic material will be scientifically available for further meteoritic studies. Some Mars meteoritic material can be shared with the rest of the world, much as the NASA Apollo Lunar rocks are shared and loaned out for research purposes. This is a record in the meteoritic world.
18) All of these superlatives considered together, are one massive record within the meteoritic world. Many of these single individual records shatter all existing known records, however, all of these records considered altogether is absolutely unique. This is a record in the meteoritic world unto itself.
19) Much of PhD Tony Irvings Mars "wish list" is now accomplished
List of Mars meteorites found to date: http://www.imca.cc/mars/martian-meteorites-list.htm
This is a record in the meteoritic world.
20) This could be the most valuable natural treasure ever discovered here on Earth.
The USWRMMD could be the most valuable scientific and the most valuable natural treasure in monetary terms ever discovered by a sole human being on planet Earth within the scientific field of meteoritics or possibly within any field of science such as archeology, maritime archeology, and maritime treasure hunting.
It's as though Glyn Howard has mined Mars and has brought back to Earth record amounts of Mars rock material. This is how significant this USWRMMD is. It is invaluable.
It's scientific value is truly beyond measure. But it's monetary worth can be estimated. It is worth more than all the Apollo Moon Rocks combined. It has to be. Nothing like this has ever been discovered before and we have not completed a NASA Mars material sample return mission as of yet. And the first amounts of Mars material we do return to Earth will be of little mass in comparison.
Again, this is a record in the meteoritic world.
The Next Frontier: Space Miners are the Universe's Future Tycoons, by Dylan Love
Asterank: is a scientific and economic database of over 600,000 asteroids
NASA commissioned Mars Exploration Posters -- great graphics!
21) There are many more wonderful revelations and scientific discoveries to share concerning this U.S. World Record Mars Meteorite Discovery (USWRMMD).
When it can all be agreed upon, and in due time, it will all be disclosed. Patience and Shalom.
Many more records to come in the meteoritic world ...
-- Glyn Howard
The new Guinness World Records 2017 Edition has a very interesting Mars and Space related forward in their new 2017 edition by Astronaut Buzz Aldrin ...
Video: Buzz Aldrin talks Mars, the Moon and breaking records
By Rachel Swatman
Published 21 December 2016
Guinness World Records 2017 Edition contains an exclusive
foreword by lunar explorer and space scientist Dr Edwin E. Buzz
Aldrin Jr, a man who will forever be known for the central role
he played in the First manned landing on the moon in 1969.
This years book is inspired by two major themes of record-breaking: the conquest of space and pioneering adventures topics which Buzz, a multiple record-holder, is undoubtedly qualified to talk about."
Registration, Application, and Record Search
I think I should apply.
-- Glyn Howard
A long and proper thank you to G-d and how the USWRMMD, "The Project," is all about G-d and not me ...
This USWRMMD is all about G-d, what He has done and what He can do. It's not about me -- Glyn Howard. HaShem Adonai Elohim (the triune nature of G-d), He is The Creator and The Master of the entire Universe. To G-d be all the glory, praise, and thankfulness!
This Mars Meteorite discovery is both an incredible and priceless natural treasure and is all from G-d. It is G-d made by His natural means and abilities, and delivered by His natural physical forces and His natural laws of motion.
Albert Einstein said, "Coincidences are G-d's way of staying anonymous." In other words, there are no coincidences.
G-d has a purpose for this incredible interplanetary discovery. It was no accident. I thank G-d that He chose a simple child of G-d like me to bring this incredible discovery to the World. I am truly humbled by His choice, and it is my desire to fully accept the G-d given responsibility He has given to me, and the task that He has set before me to do. I'll do so to honor and obey His will here on Earth as in Heaven. The USWRMMD, He made it all possible.
My talents, abilities, and all blessings are all from G-d (read Exodus 31). All of our talents and our abilities are from G-d. They are not of our own. I am nothing without G-d. I am nothing apart from Him. I thank Him for giving me all that He has given me.
May G-d's will be done concerning all that this incredible discovery is, and all that it can do. Amen. Baruch HaShem.