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A volcano or a meteor impact: What created this large mysterious Siberian crater?
The Extinction Protocol ^ | 5 August, 2013

Posted on 08/06/2013 9:52:41 AM PDT by Errant

August 5, 2013 – SIBERIA - Having an official task to draw up a geological map of the region, a young geologist ended up running into something so unique, outstanding and mysterious that it would still puzzle scientists more than six decades later – the Patomskiy Crater. A host of theories have been put forward in the intervening years: that the crater was created by an ancient civilization, or by prisoners at a top secret Stalin labor camp, or by volcanic activity, or by a meteorite, or by an underground hydrogen explosion, or by a UFO. And even more tantalizing: by two UFOs. Stories have been handed down by native people – who knew about the ‘cursed crater’ long before Kolpakov revealed it to the outside world. Among these accounts, were warnings that this ‘Devil’s Place’ was dangerous to humans. Questions remain unanswered about a phenomenon that has been called ‘The Most Mysterious Place in Russia.’ For example, why don’t trees grow on the side of the cone-like structure? Radiation levels are low now, but there is evidence they were once very high: why? In August 1949, when Kolpakov reached the very north of Irkutsk region, local Yakut people told him a story about an ‘evil’ place, hidden in the woods. They called it the Fire Eagle Nest, and according to them even the deer didn’t dare to go close to it. Locals told a lot of legends about it, warning people would suddenly start feeling unwell or even disappear, some to be found dead later, some never to be found. As recently as 2005, indeed, the head of a mission to the crater died suddenly within several kilometers of it.

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Chit/Chat; Science; UFO's
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; irkutsk; meteor; patomskiycrater; russia; siberia; volcano
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Very Strange!
1 posted on 08/06/2013 9:52:41 AM PDT by Errant
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To: SunkenCiv; winoneforthegipper

Ping


2 posted on 08/06/2013 9:55:13 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Regardless, it’s very beautiful country.


3 posted on 08/06/2013 9:56:41 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Errant

4 posted on 08/06/2013 9:56:58 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Errant

Volcano.


5 posted on 08/06/2013 9:57:13 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: Errant

Global Warming.


6 posted on 08/06/2013 9:58:52 AM PDT by freedumb2003 ("Task" is a noun. "Ask" is a verb. "Disconnect" is a noun. "Data" is a plural-not collective-noun.)
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To: Errant

From the picture, it appears there are trees growing on it, counter to the accompanying story.


7 posted on 08/06/2013 9:59:11 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: Errant

Looks like a volcanic crater/cone to me.


8 posted on 08/06/2013 9:59:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Errant

The underground mole people are coming out for their once every 10,000 year appearance on the surface

we are all doomed

DOOMED! I TELL YOU!


9 posted on 08/06/2013 9:59:53 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: fwdude

Yes it is! Looks a lot like a Colorado mountain pasture.


10 posted on 08/06/2013 10:00:00 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

11 posted on 08/06/2013 10:01:01 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Errant

“I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords”


12 posted on 08/06/2013 10:02:47 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: IYAS9YAS

The story is written to make it appear more mysterious than it really is. Some samples could tell you whether it was volcanic or meteoric.


13 posted on 08/06/2013 10:03:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Errant
buried Death Star
14 posted on 08/06/2013 10:05:20 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: freedumb2003

Tesla and his toys.


15 posted on 08/06/2013 10:05:54 AM PDT by Salamander (.......Uber Alice!.......)
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To: cripplecreek

Looks too small, no evidence of other flows to be volcanic?


16 posted on 08/06/2013 10:06:02 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

17 posted on 08/06/2013 10:07:10 AM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: freedumb2003

Nope..the Reagan tax cuts.


18 posted on 08/06/2013 10:08:14 AM PDT by Manta (Obama to issue executive order repealing laws of physics)
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To: Errant
Been trying to say for years....one typo and we're doomed.

It's the worms.

But some nitwit typed wArming instead of wOrming, and instead of getting rid of the critters eating the planet, we get Algore and his minions trying to turn off the lights!


/sarc....I think.

19 posted on 08/06/2013 10:10:35 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: IYAS9YAS

Its made of limestone which rules out volcanic and meteor. It appears to be little understood but one theory is that its rock pushed up by underground gas.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patomskiy_crater


20 posted on 08/06/2013 10:12:04 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: JoeProBono
:)


21 posted on 08/06/2013 10:12:51 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

22 posted on 08/06/2013 10:13:40 AM PDT by granite (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left - Ecclest 10:2)
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To: Errant

Material forming the cone is reported to be ‘calcareous’ - perhaps limestone like - not volcanic. Of additional note is the very spherical ‘dome’ in the center of the crater - again most unusual for either an impact crater or a volcano. However, vegitation is growing on the sides of the crater, contrary to the report.


23 posted on 08/06/2013 10:14:42 AM PDT by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: Errant

If you believe that the meteor is underground in the area, it may be the same phenomenon that causes the quarters to drift to the top of the coin jar when shaken, big rocks to rise to the top of a jar of pebbles, and stones in a farmer’s field to get pushed to the surface every spring.

As I saw it explained (on the internet, of course, where everything is true), the smaller coins, rocks, pebbles, etc. sift downwards because they fit into those smaller spaces more easily - the net result of which is to cause to larger coins, rocks, pebbles, etc. to rise to the top.


24 posted on 08/06/2013 10:16:08 AM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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To: Errant

That looks like the start of a stratovolcano that never completely erupted.Well if it erupted it didn’t erupt long because it doesn’t appear very tall.


25 posted on 08/06/2013 10:16:44 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: cripplecreek

I lean toward a strike by something small and dense, breaking up the limestone as it penetrated. This makes for a better material to be pushed back out. High pressure gas seems to me, would find/create cracks and fissures to escape from?


26 posted on 08/06/2013 10:17:40 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Godzilla

Yeah, I saw vegetation taking root in some areas of the slope. The thing doesn’t look to be that old to me. In a hundred years are so, trees could take root.


27 posted on 08/06/2013 10:21:02 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Wiki says 300 to 350 years.


28 posted on 08/06/2013 10:23:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

No way... Has to be much younger than that. If other trees are making it in the same area, a few decades is long enough for enough dust to settle in crevices that small trees can take root.


30 posted on 08/06/2013 10:26:55 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Looks like a bad Photoshop job to me.


31 posted on 08/06/2013 10:32:04 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Errant

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/80850889

Some more photos on it....


32 posted on 08/06/2013 10:33:26 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Errant

My thoery is that some sort of activity underground pushed it up into a cone shape then that “activity” went away and left a sinkhole that the center fell into evenly.


33 posted on 08/06/2013 10:36:12 AM PDT by the_boy_who_got_lost
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To: winoneforthegipper; cripplecreek
Thanks, it looks much older in this photo. Some of the shadows connected to the trees on the slope, make them appear pretty tall.


34 posted on 08/06/2013 10:39:06 AM PDT by Errant
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To: cripplecreek

That was my question...mineral content please


35 posted on 08/06/2013 10:41:10 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: winoneforthegipper

I think its solid rock being broken and pushed up by some process. Kinda like a sold rock volcano.

The earth is an amazing place.


36 posted on 08/06/2013 10:41:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Errant

PhotoShop?


37 posted on 08/06/2013 10:42:31 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: Errant

It is so hard to set a golf hole on a hillside.


38 posted on 08/06/2013 10:42:47 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: BwanaNdege

I wouldn’t think so. It’s been there for awhile it seems, and that makes it a really strange formation for sure...


39 posted on 08/06/2013 10:45:37 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

40 posted on 08/06/2013 10:48:05 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Is it too late to deny involvement?


41 posted on 08/06/2013 10:49:44 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: JoeProBono

You can’t blame this on me! I didn’t touch anything except this little button here. I know it says, Do not touch...but....


42 posted on 08/06/2013 10:50:28 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: Errant

Looks something like a giant mud pot that bubbled up from below.


43 posted on 08/06/2013 10:53:39 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: cripplecreek; Errant

In agreement....however I would lean more towards some sort of glacial involvement.

If you look at the limestone shards they were broken by brute force not thermal action?


44 posted on 08/06/2013 10:54:05 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper; cripplecreek; Errant

Rhyolite doming.
Panum Crater, Mono-Inyo craters is similar in form.


45 posted on 08/06/2013 10:57:33 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Errant

they got a really big groundhog problem


46 posted on 08/06/2013 11:00:56 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: winoneforthegipper

Yep, I’m with you on brute force. Ice could do the breaking, over time. That perfect roundness sure makes a random gas pressure venting or water pushing up the material seem rather miraculous. Just looks to me like something else had to create that channel/borehole. Maybe it’s something that had a number of stages/processes leading to this?


47 posted on 08/06/2013 11:03:07 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Darksheare
Mono-Inyo craters is similar in form.

Yeah, but then this thing appears to be all by itself, as what ever caused it is a rare event for that area.

48 posted on 08/06/2013 11:05:21 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Gigantic doodle bug mound ... do not, I repeat do not yodel near this mound.


49 posted on 08/06/2013 11:05:37 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Errant

?man-made climate change¿


50 posted on 08/06/2013 11:08:34 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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