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Unmistakable evidence of meteorite impacts
on the Swiss Alps in the Quaternary
and other interesting finds.

2017-04, Nicola Bellotti, independent researcher, CH-6500 TI.

During the first months of this year 2017, the third and final phase of inspection and
collection of minerals originated due to a meteorite impact occurring in the Quaternary
on the Swiss Alps, led to the completion of the collection of Alpine Tecktites (img.1)
by me assembled in 2016, and to confirm their nature and origin by impact melting.

In addition, during the field inspection was collected a 26.4 gr. iron meteorite (img.2)
, a 52.9 gr. fragment of an Acondrite Angrite meteorite (img.3)
and other possible meteorite fragments being further examined.
In particular, the curiosity aroused by the discovery of the Alpinite-stone ax , (img.4)
harvesting apparently from the middle or upper Palaeolithic, and found on 2016.04.14,
has led to appropriate insights in order to determine its origin.

Already from a first mapping , there would appear to exist an just perceptible emerging
Dolmen-shape wall structure in the research area, located about 30 meters east -northeast
from the Alpinite-stone ax find out point.

So, from this new investigation, it emerged that in all probability there was a human
settlement at the site in prehistoric times.

During the delimit of the emerging apparent Dolmen-shape wall structure , was found
another lithic object which would seem to be an stone "hammer" (img.5)
who originally could have had a wooden handle . (img.6)

This stone "hammer", also it would confirm the non-randomness of the finding of the ax
made with "Alpinite-stone", and thus confirm that my hypothesis that there was a prehistoric
human settlement dating from 9-12 Kyrs ago is correct.

Given the large concentration of alpine tecktites found and collected at that point,
concentration which makes think of a real place used for storing raw materials for
processing, considering the finds of Alpinite-stone ax and stone "hammer" , it would
appear to be possible to assume that this prehistoric site it may have been a center specialized in the
manufacture of objects and stone tools of various kinds.

It should also be noted that during excavations for the construction of a house made about
300 meters northwest away from the area of my research and finds, under some meter of
sediment a primitive stone fireplace was found.

To conclude, the Alpine-Tecktites collection has been completing and counts more than 300
pieces, the archaeological finds, found a possible place in time and space.

There are some clues that suggest that these my assumptions, besides completing the
geological information about the Swiss Alps formation and erosion , will put the missing link to the
history of the human presence in the alluvial plane of Bellinzona.

My further research will reveal other unknowns,.......... man at work.

Bellinzona 2017.04.26...............................................................................Nicola Bellotti

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New evidences for one or more possibles meteorite impacts
during the Quarternary, in the territory of the
Canton Ticino, Switzerland.

2016-05, Nicola Bellotti, independent researcher, CH-6500 TI.

After 5 years prolonged studies about possible signs of meteorite impacts that occurred
during the Quarternary, on the current territory of " Canton Ticino, Switzerland ", a new
field inspections campaign, looking for meteoritic, melted or impacted rocks , led the writer
to find that:

  1. One rock of twenty kilograms having conical shape (img.1-3) , composed of a green glassy (img.4) seemingly isotropic (img.5) matrix , in which, can be observed in thin
    section (30�m) (img.6), to the microscope (x400) (img.7) some amorphous multicolored mineral concretions grouped in small spherules, whole or shattered. (img.8-11)

  2. Fifteen conical rocks, particle size from 5 cm to 50 cm, with obvious conical fractures (img.12-31). These fifteen conical rocks are mineralogically different . Some of these
    conical rocks, present on the surface, a dislodged cones footprints (img.32); these footprints would seem to consist in Coesite, This evidences could confirm their impact
    metamorphic origin. Some of these rocks seem to be natural sections of dislocated shatter cones (img.33-52) .

  3. About a hundred and twenty rocks, particle size from 5 cm to 50 cm, with forms of Tektite. These pieces of Tektite at first glance, would appear to eclogites granatifere
    but at their careful examinationit is clear that the same are presented according to all the forms in which the tektites are normaly found (img.53-84).

  4. One tektite rock, drop-shaped, hand-crafted in the shape of ax; point out that this hand ax belonging maybe to the Acheulian culture, so, this archaeological find would seem to harvesting from the middle or upper Palaeolithic. (img.85-88).

  5. About five rocks that apparently may be eroded meteorites or pieces of them (img.89-118).

The study also led to the discovery, about other 7 possible eroded impact structures.

Any excavations could bring to light in that area other precious research material.

These my samples, collected, measured and cataloged, should be more thoroughly
investigated subjecting them, given their extreme rarity, to analysis the least invasive
as possible.

However, in my experience in the field, and as observed on rock samples collected
are so many macroscopic physical evidence found in favor of my conjecture, that I feel
to confirm as of now, the sensational discovery of metamorfic and melt rocky material,
from one or more eroded meteor impact craters, in Cantone Ticino, Switzerland.

Bellinzona 2016.05.13...............................................................................Nicola Bellotti

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Introduzione video alla ricerca

Video introduction to the research

"The lake Tremorgio and its surroundings ".
� 01.03.2011, Bellotti Nicola independent researcher, CH-6500 TI, Switzerland,
(Research work in review).
"Research work for the identification of an alleged shatter cone".
� 26.01.2016, Bellotti Nicola independent researcher, CH-6500 TI, Switzerland,
(Research work in publishing).
"Upper Ticino River as a possible field of meteoritic or impacted rocky material".
� 19.02.2016, Bellotti Nicola independent researcher, CH-6500 TI, Switzerland,
(Research work in publishing).

"The basin of lago Tremorgio (Canton Tcino) as a possible Quarternary meteorite impact crater in the Swiss Alps".
1977 Kurt Bächtiger, Institute für kristallographie & Petrographie der Eidg. Techn. Hochshule,
CH-8092 Zürich Switzerland

Italian translation Article 1977 K.Bächtiger.pdf

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