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  1. Mars?

    This definitely looks like some type of oxidation. It's looks like a weathered, stained rock.
  2. Check this rock out

    Very nice !!! Where did you find it??
  3. I'm hiking as many of the conservation areas in my county and GPS marking some of the trails as I go, only marked one today because I started late. So today I played the game today pick up every black rock I see butt who am I kidding - there are not many black rocks so I play the game all the time!!! I'm starting to learn pretty well what to expect here on the cape. Every bit of the landscape in Cape Cod is mostly woods and covered in leaves. I typically stick to the trails because they have the highest exposure to any rocks because the rest is blanketed by the forest.The area I was hunting today is moraine deposits combine with older outwash deposits. These trails lead to the highest peak in Barnstable, don't laugh guys, gals, a staggering 232' above sea level 😂. Might as well be in the Atlantic. For starters in the beginning when scanning trails here you realize the stones in the center of the trail look black because the mountain bikes leave rubber deposits on the rocks. Then there is also a lot of water movement on the top of the trails because of compaction caused by traffic combined with the runoff of loose sandy soils abutting the trails leaching stained water onto the trials staining some of the susceptible stones black as night. Both of these phenomena are common on the trail and probably in most places anywhere. Anyways I wanted to share my adventure and some lessons I've learned over time. Most of the stained black rocks here do attract a magnet and also many of said stones contain plagioclasic laths and magnetite,,, coincidence???? Probably not. Here is the rock that didn't fool me but stood out so well among the wrongs and was fun for me to toss around. LOL sorry if I bored y'all but trails and meteorite hunting are my life outside of work!!!!
  4. Here is a interior shot , I won't speculate because I need someone to analyze it first. Maybe its nothing.
  5. Hi y'all, I thought I'd share my excitement with you. I received a shipment of 2,837 grams of meteorites over the past month to keep myself content and occupied for the winter. I will clean them all up and perhaps cut a few but I think for the most part they are weathered enough to not look very spectacular on the inside but a few have some nice shapes to them so anyways here they are.
  6. Shock melt veins

    73g Al Haggounia 001, nice shock vein intact in the friable weathered portion that wouldn't take any polish, and smaller veins and pockets located throughout the less altered polished area. Another note for this stone is the fusion crust still intact on the reverse side I could be wrong but from what I gather on the web crust seems spares for Al Haggounia 001.
  7. Shock melt veins

    This is one of my favorite eBay NWA's with a nice shock vein located next to a large barred olivine chondrule in the third picture!! This one will never meet the saw, kinda bitter sweet but it's just too aesthetically pleasing to justify.
  8. Shock melt veins

    Chelyabinsk is a fall I need a piece of and I have my eye on a few but waiting to pounce on the right one. That NWA slice looks amazing man!!!
  9. This NWA looks awesome. It was previously a mystery fortunately with a pleasant surprise!!
  10. Arizona fireball!!

    True. It looks like it came down very hard!!
  11. Hi guys, Can you share a picture of your most shocked meteorite. I have this NWA thats looks incredibly shocked on one entire side, these pictures are small portions of different areas. Please pardon the quality, it is very close macro shots.
  12. Come on now who has a piece of that beautiful meteor that flew into AZ!!!!
  13. Lucky guy, I'd be so humbled to step into that lab!! Maybe one day.
  14. A many of the highlights in this photo are shock melt veins and portions of some, it hard to catch it all
  15. Sorry I'm obsessing over this, just having my kind of fun!!