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July 18, 2008 Portales, New Mexico - I (Linda Moulton Howe) contacted the original geologist in Portales who did the first February 2005 energy-dispersive x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy on the rock for Robert Ridge. I learned that all the original test results had been lost a couple of years ago in a computer hard crash. So, on Tuesday, July 15, 2008, I drove to Portales, New Mexico, to meet Robert for a second round of testing of the mysterious carved rock at the Physical Sciences Department of Eastern New Mexico University. The Chair of that department is Geology Professor James Constantopoulos, Ph.D., who has taught at ENMU for nearly twenty years. Prof. Constantopoulos began by examining the rock under a lab binocular light microscope.
So, in terms of the chemistry, it was consistent with what you would expect in an iron-rich sandstone.
The carved rock was found by Roswell auto repairman,
Robert Ridge, 50, during his September 4, 2004, deer hunting trip near Capitan
Maybe a professional machine shop with the right tools could do it.
So its perfectly common and not made of anything unearthly.
Like a auto repairman might have access to?
Originally posted by ignorant_ape
its amazing that anyone thinks this is mysterious or special - how do such peope think electric motors or alternators work ??
the possibility that whoever, or whatever, made the pattern on the rock might have intended to link the upper circle and crescent to a counter-clockwise rotation and the lower circle and crescent to a clockwise rotation by utilizing the magnetite distribution in the rock or the pivot points of its peculiar shape.