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  1. Jimale

    Found this in the ground today what is it?

    To me it looks like a grey moonstone.
  2. Tons of pallasite had been recovered in northern Kenya, its a strewn field of more than 20km square. 1kg is $500 at the site Found this stuff 6fts deep, with a metal detector, the pic may be poor
  3. gaustad 18 That is a rust I said it in my initial post, it's an exterior not an interior of a rock pliz look keenly
  4. My 7kg pallasite from the habaswein strewn field, a total of 27kg in my possession.
  5. Hallo everyone, My neighbour who is a herder-cum-farmer, brought back these stones, heavy, nice shapes.reddish-black, and some others. What do you think.
  6. Jimale

    Are these rough rubies?

    Thanks to everyone for the input, some more.
  7. Hi everyone, Collected this rock from the pallasite strewn field. 65% Fe, 25% taenite.(Ni,Fe)
  8. My friend the meteorite is already sold and its own the way, to its destination.
  9. The dog barks while caravan passes
  10. As we were returning home, l found , this one Laying at the roadside, nice fusion crust, and rust. And for the strewn field question, please refer to meterocist list, 12 may, 2017, by Michael farmer, famous meteorite hunter. I don't take any credit here, I understand the consequences of plagiarism. Thanks
  11. As we were returning home, l found , this one Laying at the roadside, nice fusion crust, and rust.
  12. Jimale

    Old town

    Found in a rubble, I suspect the rock suffered a secondary breakage. Not heavy, smooth and glassy texture.
  13. Jimale

    Old town

    This rock had been collected from a quarry, 40km from my home, its heavy, with magnetic field.
  14. Jimale

    meteorite or rock?

    To me not a meteorite.
  15. Chrodritic grain is probably what raddsmith is referring to, chrondritic, silicate grain found in Iron 1AB of NWA 468
  16. One day as I strolled, around the lorian swamp area with my friends, I found these two suspect meteorites, at a distance of 200m apart. They were visible, with the sandy background.
  17. Jimale

    Lorian swamp basin.

    Sorry Terry, I hope u will find it one day, no day dream, it's a reality, here they are all over, to an extent we use them to support our cooking pot, and some in our live fence to deter encroachment.
  18. Jimale

    Lorian swamp basin.

    Looks like an old resin of the camphor family. A fabricated work
  19. Jimale

    Lorian swamp basin.

    Every mortal, can easily type the word rocks
  20. Jimale

    Lorian swamp basin.

    If there is anyone who has disregarded facts and realities about meteroites, including and pertaining to their qualities is you, and yet, you cry foul of what others post, citing discrepancies that are unfounded, with less informed, historical and scientific fact. I wish u have studied geographical features of an arid lands, especially, in reference to rocks. Cleaning meteroites is in fact a loss to the scientific community, who would have got more information from the rock, but, it's at your own discretion. Mike, I know you have been programmed to reject, denounce, belittle anything that is foreign, that is man's nature, on the contrary,- try to think outside the box- and reflect, the world is bigger than you think. Look at this pic, the ash, or cement cover on the rock is an indication of a fusion crust of a fresh fallen meteroite, didn't you post something similar, sometimes back. It's from my collection.
  21. Jimale

    Lorian swamp basin.

    Mike Space rock as the name suggest is a rock its neither steel nor a native metal, what distinguishes between the two is ; namely the iron-nickel found in meteroites, and percentage ( fe2) for meteorites and (fe3) terrestrial, despite, that, iron meteroites contain, calcium- aluminum inclusion crystals and some are coarse, in texture, therefore, flow lines and chemical interaction with atmosphere and subsequent weathering, should not be a description for terrestrial rocks. We should be at least be accountable for what we say, so that in future we shouldn't leave bad legacy, reputation. No expert here, yes, but with our little knowledge and proper use of our intuition we can make this site wonderful. I wonder why my posts are rocks, while we post the same stuff, or is it coz of the metal detector that mike's are superior meteroites. May I share with members, the rocks I recovered from the same area, then compare and reach your own judgement
  22. Jimale

    Lorian swamp basin.

    Where are the crystals exactly, some meteorites do contain inclusions, as long as they are no quartz,calcite etc. On the other hand, Olivine crystals, chrome-spinel ,feldspar,and pyroxene are some of the minerals found in both terrestrial and lunar meteroites.