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Everything posted by Mikestang

  1. Tons of fakes on ebay, I would only buy from a reputable dealer. No one worth their salt will "seal" a meteorite; has the potential to do more harm than good.
  2. Looks like the garbage comment was deleted, thanks, Mods. Hopefully that user was deleted as well.
  3. Agreed, very good info. Would be great to compile all these types of excellent responses into one thread to refer people to.
  4. Try the rock and mineral forum, this isn't the place for "what's my rock".
  5. Looks worn round by water and not a meteorite, someone probably threw it in the back of the truck to get rid of it. Meteorite strike on a vehicle has happened before, however (Peekskill).
  6. The black exterior coating doesn't quite look like fusion crust, and the exterior surface also doesn't quite look meteoritic, but it is an odd rock for sure, worth looking at in person. Also may be worth a post in the mineral forum, see if anyone recognizes it.
  7. "How egocentric of us to think that Space Aliens, who have mastered interstellar travel across the Galaxy, would give a crap about humans on Earth." -Neil deGrasse Tyson
  8. Yes, that is true, but doesn't apply to your rock as there is no fusion crust evident.
  9. What does this discussion have to do with meteorites? Seems like it should go to another forum.
  10. Have pictures not zoomed in all the way?
  11. ARES | Meteorite Falls | How to Find Meteorites (nasa.gov) (see step 3) ARES | Bios | Marc Fries (nasa.gov) AMSNEXRAD-Automated detection of meteorite strewnfields in doppler weather radar - NASA/ADS (harvard.edu) Rob Matson is another meteorite doppler expert, if you can find contact info for him it may be a beneficial dicussion.
  12. So you've personally performed a geologic survey of the entire top half of the state? Impressive, where can I see your findings published? Just one google search finds lots of green rocks in your state: green rocks found in minnesota - Google Search When the glaciers came through during the last ice age, they drug all sorts of stuff with them. 100% not a meteorite.
  13. Well done! Now find its strewn field!
  14. Ferro manganese, from steel production; not a meteorite. Ferromanganese - Meteorite Identification (meteorite-identification.com) meteor_wrong (pdx.edu) Bob's Findings - July 2009 Article - Update on "Slag Meteor-wrongs" - in - Meteorite-Times.com Magazine (tripod.com)
  15. Tough to tell from the photo, but the ground-window picts, around the edge of the grind where I would expect to see a thin layer of fusion crust I do not see anything resembling; it appears to be more of an oxidation coating than a fusion crust. Also tough to tell from the photo is if the interior is metal, or is it a semi-metallic luster like you'd get from filing hematite/magnetite? Regmaglypt size is a function of the size of the body upon which they form. I would expect reg's on a rock of this size to be respectively larger, and not as uniform in size/spacing. Also, if you look at the pict of the ground-window, there's a crack running through the rock there, and the crack is evident on the outer black portion. If the black exterior was fusion crust, that crack would not be visible on the outside. And if it were solid metal, it would not crack like that. Therefore, from what we have here, I think you found a wicked meteorwrong, but it really needs to be looked at in person.
  16. Most achondrites are not attracted by a magnet as they do not contain free metal like chondrites.
  17. Jo, I want to commend you on having your rocks analyzed by a qualified laboratory prior to sending them to your clients. Too many people try to make a quick buck and sell/re-sell any rock they see that appears to maybe be a meteorite. Keep up your diligence, you're doing it the right way.
  18. AZ doesn't observe daylight saving time, probably why the difference.
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