In-depth study of 450 Tektites

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Hello everyone, my name is Nicola Bellotti I was born and raised in Bellinzona, Cantone Ticino, Switzerland. After attending schools here in my city, I worked in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors.

When I returned home, after a few years spent working/studying in Mexico and India, I became interested in astronomy. Specifically since 2010 I deal with video monitoring of meteor swarms. This activity has also led me to be interested in meteorite impacts and related derivatives mineral . Within this activity, I have deepened a scientific research carried out in the seventies by the Zurich petrologist Kurt Bächtiger.

Following the indications given by the aforementioned researcher, I have actually verified the reliability of his hypotheses. In the last eight years I have privately invested a lot of human and financial resources in order to verify Bächtiger’s theories and now, as I can no longer invest any more money, I have decided to carry out this fundraising campaign in order to make it possible both the in-depth analysis of some minerals I found and the print of a scientific publication related to my research work.

This in the photo above are the 450 pieces tektites by me collected between 2016-17.

Also other alleged meteorite material has been collected.

A more in-depth study of these minerals is more than justified.

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