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Hi all,

My son is having fun 'testing' it and I promised I'd post here and I'll read him the responses.

He's asking if you can come to our house or send some scientists today if possible.  He said you're allowed to come on the condition that you acknowledge he found it fair and square :)

Attaching a few pics I snapped.  This is non-magnetic but from my luddite research this could be fusion crust or slag.

Thanks, ryan

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I'm not a meteorite aficionado, but I think it's fantastic to see a parent who manages to get a child interested in the sciences (or maths, or languages, or small engine repair, or knitting -- anything other than rap and those blasted video games).  Way to go, ryanworking.

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Did you do a streak test? Where are you located?

 Meteorite or not, you're both doing it right!

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File a small window in it and do a streak test also on an unglazed bit of ceramic (inside top plate of toilet) ... Cheers, Unc

 

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What your son has is a sedimentary stone.

billpeters

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Good on you for encouraging your son...

not likely to be a meteorite.  Please explain that there are many more meteorite-wrongs than meteorite-rights...

keep looking and follow the steps to eliminate the wrongs...

fred

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A statistic that helps describe how rare meteorites are that everyone can understand and really helps drive it home to kids: Meteorites are more rare (by weight) on Earth than gold or diamonds.  Keep on encouraging him! 

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Looks like an ordinary rock with partial coating of caliche.

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Ryan;

if you think your son would appreciate a piece Of Gold Basin, send me a private message with your address...no charge, no obligation!

fred

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Mighty nice of you Fred to make that offer. :party-smiley-027[1]:

My guess It may be a fossilized dinosaur egg.

AzNuggetBob

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Ryan;

the package is in the mail...should be there Monday to Wednesday....

fred

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On 6/12/2018 at 8:52 PM, AzNuggetBob said:

:party-smiley-027[1]:

My guess It may be a fossilized dinosaur egg. 

AzNuggetBob 

 

 

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Well, I mailed it, the Post Office delivered it and no word from Ryan...what is up?

fred

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I’ll buy it off you for $20 with the hopes it’s a Dino egg 😅 love me a gamble

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So, it is July 2 and still not a word from Ryanworking….or his son.  I hope they are ok.

All I want is confirmation they received the package...is that too much to expect?

oh well

fred

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7 hours ago, fredmason said:

So, it is July 2 and still not a word from Ryanworking….or his son.  I hope they are ok.

All I want is confirmation they received the package...is that too much to expect?

oh well

fred

Fred according to Ryan's profile he hasn't visited the forum since June 19th, so there could be something in their life that has distracted them from the more trival things in life, hopefully all is well.

 

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I'm thinking he realized how rare they are and usually where there is one there is more?

 AzNuggetBob

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Thanks, Guys;

like I said, I just want confirmation.  I certainly don't want a gold medal or anything...I am letting this go.

fred

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