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TNT Cone Glover Bluff Impact

Brand : Jensan Scientifics LLC

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As if true meteorite impact shatter cones weren't unique enough to find at an impact site, the company discovered one of the very few known, intact TNT cone ever found. While looking for shatter cones and impact breccia at the Glover Bluff impact site, located in Glover Bluff, Wisconsin, we found among the mound of strewn quarried rocks a strange cone-shaped imprint that resembled something - of probably fossil origin.

The cone shape of the rock and the very odd flower-like design imprinted into the apex soon baffled impact scientists, geologists, fossil hunters, and mining engineers around the world. The current literature produced no logical leads. Finally, a paper published, in 1968, by Robert S. Dietz, the grandfather of impact science, solved the mystery.

We had one of few examples of a "TNT cone" - a mechanically made pseudo-shatter cone. It was formed during quarry operations several decades ago. The round apex was astoundingly the bottom of a drill hole as the dynamite sticks would have been dropped down the hole, coming to rest on the drill bit, forming this flower-like patterned surface at the bottom. The flower design on the top is actually the imprint of the final few strokes made by the reciprocating, star-shaped drill bit before the actual TNT explosion.

This specimen is a reproduction from the original TNT shatter cone found at this impact site. We hired a chainsaw expert to separate the cone from its large parent rock. It is a geological phenomenon, as few are ever found and most are shattered beyond recognition. Most people do not know these types of geological structures even exist.

Size: 8"L X 7.5" W X 4" D, Weight: 1.5 lbs. Ships with tag, tag stand, information, and Certificate of Authentic Reproduction. Photo cube not included.

Here might be probably your only opportunity to own at least a copy of one of the most unique pseudo-shatter cones created by a TNT explosion. This specimen is absolutely terrific to compliment any serious geological collection.

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This is an authentic reproduction of a TNT cone. It is shipped with a Certificate of Authenticity.