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  1. billpeters

    Is this rock a potenital meteorite?

    No, Take a look at your rock(s). If it glistens like a crystal structure (ie: quartz) at any point in the rock it can’t be a meteorite. If it has layers, it can’t be a meteorite, it’s sedimentary. If it has small gas bubbles in it, it can’t be a meteorite. It’s basalt. If it is moderately magnetic it is not a meteorite. If there is a thick crust on it, it can’t be a meteorite. File off a corner or cut it. It won’t diminish it’s value. If there is all bright silvery metal it can’t be a meteorite. If it is all grey metal it can’t be a meteorite. If there is black crust as thin as a fingernail, and crazing on the outside of the rock, it might be a meteorite. If there are small silver specks visible in the filed off section, it might be meteorite. There are billions of magnetic rocks in the US, none of which are meteorites. Anyone can find magnetic earth stones nearly everywhere. Just take a strong magnet and drop into sand and you will see what I mean. Check our O Richard Norton’s, “Rocks from Space” or visit the ASU Meteorite Center or similar center. billpeters P.S. In addition, your rocks have multiple angular sides highly standard for terrestrial rocks, but not for meteorites.
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    ID help?

    Angel, They are not meteorites at all, but common stones that most everyone can find. Below is my monthly post: Take a look at your rock(s). If it glistens like a crystal structure (ie: quartz) at any point in the rock it can’t be a meteorite. If it has layers, it can’t be a meteorite, it’s sedimentary. If it has small gas bubbles in it, it can’t be a meteorite. It’s basalt. If it is moderately magnetic it is not a meteorite. If there is a thick crust on it, it can’t be a meteorite. File off a corner or cut it. It won’t diminish it’s value. If there is all bright silvery metal it can’t be a meteorite. If it is all grey metal it can’t be a meteorite. If there is black crust as thin as a fingernail, and crazing on the outside of the rock, it might be a meteorite. If there are small silver specks visible in the filed off section, it might be meteorite. There are billions of magnetic rocks in the US, none of which are meteorites. Anyone can find magnetic earth stones nearly everywhere. Just take a strong magnet and drop into sand and you will see what I mean. Check our O Richard Norton’s, “Rocks from Space” or visit the ASU Meteorite Center or similar center. billpeters P.S. In addition, your rocks have multiple angular sides highly standard for terrestrial rocks, but not for meteorites.
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    Lunar eclipse in kenya.

    Sedimentary rocks are not meteorites.
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    Strange silver rock object

    It is man made scrap metal leftovers. billpeters
  5. billpeters

    Do not use magnet on meteorites

    Melted lumber is always the best lumber. I had always found it easier to transport from the forest by melting it first and, then, tossing it into the back of a pick up truck in five gallon buckets. When I got home I would pour it into some old clean rain gutters I had never installed. I learned through experience to get the best quality wood was to cool them down slowly until they harden. It helps to put a very light coat of pine oil on the gutters first so that they don't stick. and slide right off. I had to be careful not to pour it too deep in the trough or the wood would be too thick. The shape of the rain gutters made them form beautiful planks. I got to build my back patio out of them. It was one of the best projects I had ever done. Cheers! billpeters
  6. Believe it or not Jimale, those are not NWA 11119 meteorites. They really did not roll down from northwest Africa. Try the geology forum you may have better luck IDing your Earth rocks. billpeters
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    Do not use magnet on meteorites

    Wet/dry, You are acting more like Steven Duane Curry all the time. Please don't list your terrestrial rocks for millions of dollars and try to sell them to anyone. If all evidence points to it being a terrestrial rock it must be a conspiracy by the IMCA or the fictional deep state! We have wasted way too much space on this site to rehash the 'meteorite caused the Chicago fire' hoax. There are no verified examples of meteorites starting fires. It is scientifically improbable. Please, let's agree to disagree on this point and end the discussion here. Forum members will thank you. In the meantime keep exploring for meteorites and contribute real stuff. billpeters
  8. billpeters

    Do not use magnet on meteorites

    Wet/dry, You are acting more like Steven Duane Curry all the time. Please don't list your terrestrial rocks for millions of dollars and try to sell them to anyone. If all evidence points to it being a terrestrial rock it must be a conspiracy by the IMCA or the fictional deep state! We have wasted way too much space on this site to rehash the 'meteorite caused the Chicago fire' hoax. There are no verified examples of meteorites starting fires. It is scientifically improbable. Please, let's agree to disagree on this point and end the discussion here. Forum members will thank you. In the meantime keep exploring for meteorites and contribute real stuff. billpeters
  9. billpeters

    What types H5 or?

    Jimale, Didn't you show this brick before? It looks like a layered sedimentary rock . Being magnetic is not a good indicator that it is a meteorite. There are 100,000,000's of magnetic rocks in Kenya none of which are meteorites. billpeters
  10. billpeters

    WHAT!!!

    Wonderful I searched prior 1.7 Kiloton I find meteorites and get them published in the Meteoritical Bulletin. Jan 18, 2000 a 1.7 Kiloton meteor crashed in the Yukon Territory on frozen Tagish Lake. A team of reseachers recovered about 200 small pieces equaling about 2 pounds (I Kilo) before the ice melted in May. I hunted Tagish Lake the next summer for two weeks after the fall. I covered about 155 miles of hiking the shoreline of the lake. My technique was a narrow perpendicular grid pattern from lakeside to treeline slowly moving one lane down shore. I started after breakfast and never quit until about 9:30 p.m. daily. The tiaga forest was hopeless. A small nearby lake was also searched where original pieces were recovered. I found everything but Tagish Lake Meteorites. I had float planed in and camped in a tent. I, and others, would love to go to Greenland and conduct a search. Those at the Thule Air Base were fortunate in that would have easily seen it, even in broad daylight or, more likely, late twilight. Last Saturday's meteorite at 2,1000,000 metric tons was a little larger than the Tagish Lake Meteorite at 1,700,000 mt. billpeters
  11. I hunted Tagish Lake the next summer for two weeks after the fall. I covered about 155 miles of hiking the shoreline of the lake. My technique was a narrow perpendicular grid pattern from lakeside to treeline slowly moving one lane down shore. I started after breakfast and never quit until about 9:30 p.m. daily. The tiaga forest was hopeless. A small nearby lake was also searched where original pieces were recovered. I found everything but Tagish Lake Meteorites. I had float planed in and camped in a tent. I also hunted Sutter's Mill three months after the fall for 8 days with the same type of technique and found nothing. billpeters
  12. billpeters

    Not sure what this is looks like glass,need help?

    Not a meteorite and not a tektite. It is slag. billpeters
  13. billpeters

    Trinitite for meteorite?

    I saw your craigslisting. You have them overpriced. David Humphries, in Tombstone, has tons of that stuff and sells it cheap. Good luck on your barter. billpeters
  14. billpeters

    Found a interesting stone

    Rocky, The brilliant red inclusions and uniform grooves would indicate that it was something man-made. I have no idea what though. Cool find. billpeters
  15. JImale, It doesn't look anything like a meteorite. billpeters
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