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  1. This appears to be iron slag, your pictures are good, but you will not find holes in a iron meteorite. This kind of example fools lots of people, i wish you luck on finding a real one. ht
  2. Well you better lock your doors then slim. ...and for some reason it continues. 400 years of slavery and we still can't treat each other as equal human beings, that is part of the reason it continues unfortunately. racism is a disease and we need to cure it as much as we need to beat Co-vid.
  3. I like the way you presented your theory and good pictures to go with it. The area we spoke about having a steep face 90 degree zone does look similar to a roll over lip. Roll over lip referrers to the shape that can form while the meteorite is traveling through the atmosphere. The thing about the idea of your iron being a piece inside of a larger body of iron, is that it should still have the Widdy pattern. I do know someone in the department at Wisconsin, she is good geologist that we know, i will see if she saw your suspect. Bottom line in my opinion is you have a good example of what a meteorite can look like, but just not quite there. I have found a few pieces i thought were for sure the real deal, but you can't argue with science, at least i don't. Here's a sample of my iron meteor wrongs.
  4. I'm with Bob, your getting good experience and this will help you move more quickly to get a final answer. It has been my experience that when i put the ferric chloride on a real iron meteorite Canyon Diablo for example, the Widdmanstatten pattern pops right out and there's no guessing. The other thing your iron does not seem to show any inclusions which is not to good when hoping for meteorite. Inclusions meaning things like triolite, or graphite or some other mineral, but your surface looks plain. There is still a chance you have a meteorite, but it gets kinda harder when some important characteristics are not jumping out at us. You have done a good job, and i hope you keep looking.
  5. I know Dan, i meant to point that out, but just being hopeful here for the good lad seems to have a decent meteorite suspect. At least we are not talking about sedimentary meteorites from Mars
  6. Nice going on the window, now if you have a Radio Shack near by see if you can get some ferric chloride. It is an etching solution and can be used to etch your iron suspect. This is one cheap way to find out if you have a meteorite. Be careful using this product wear proper protection and be sure to use in a stainless steel sink otherwise you could end up with some stains. What you do is wearing gloves use a brush or even a Q-tip and put some ferric chloride on your exposed smoothly sanded iron, then rinse you should see a pattern or not within a few seconds, if not try adding more. Good luck.
  7. The surface does not have meteorite characteristics, it seems too busy with imprints as opposed to smooth and the way the surface steps down at 90 degrees is not what happens to a rock or iron that passes through the atmosphere. Most likely tramp iron, some form of iron ore from the old days. You could grind a window to see the inside. I would guess by the weight you will find solid iron inside, but that does not mean it's a meteorite yet. If you grind a spot so we can see post a picture and we can talk about the next step. Yea cool find sir. ht
  8. Thank you, now listen to Bob's good advice and do some more research and study real examples in your hand, soon you will be on the right track.
  9. Next time your dog takes you for a walk let him bring the rocks home, and you just pay attention to the trail.
  10. This is a slice from a drilling core, our state geologist well our last one is retired now and likes to work with rocks, he has made sandstone pendants in the shape of Nevada and other such creative things out of rock.
  11. My wife belongs to a local FB historic group and this story was just shared today.
  12. Did you guys get to drive on the re-routed road near Goldfield i heard about? Either way good finds guys
  13. Not a meteorite, nice example of iron ore. Olivine crystals do not mean you have a meteorite. No fusion crust, and does not seem to have any other meteorite traits. Keep up the study, if you want to solve the problem.
  14. Wow Bmc, so credit has been given where it is do, you speak of our president of course, but getting tested is very important why do you call some people chronic complainers? You make it clear you feel we are in good hands. I hope you are right because so far this war against the virus has killed more Americans than the Vietnam War.
  15. Ask our friends down in New Zealand, their extreme lockdown measures seem to have paid off. They have under 20 deaths in the country, it is isolated and a small country, but the point is they did what was needed to get the virus under control. If the natives you speak of are getting restless that's too bad better than getting covid! Stay cool , stay sate and stay home if you can.
  16. Just finished installing a new smaller display in the shape of our state at Reno international airport. Then two days later i was back to take the big one apart and move it to storage, until the Discovery museum reopens, and i can reassembly the beast there. Both displays i built for the Mining Association of Nevada, and are designed to get youth into the mining industry. The airport was so empty i sure felt like zombies might come wobbling around the corner any minute.
  17. Just finished installing a new smaller display in the shape of our state at Reno international airport. Then two days later i was back to take the big one apart and move it to storage, until the Discovery museum reopens, and i can reassembly the beast there. Both displays i built for the Mining Association of Nevada, and are designed to get youth into the mining industry. The airport was so empty i sure felt like zombies might come wobbling around the corner any minute.
  18. Killer nuggets Frank, way to keep swinging you old desert dog. ht
  19. We did not know you were having a baby!
  20. That's a good story, and your son has tons of skill to end up with that cat on land! Looks tasty
  21. Well i be darned, thanks Gilaoro! i had no idea, that's cool i will look more into it. ht
  22. He is not wrong, he is Bedrock. You seem to have a common rock. Do you have any real meteorites to touch, feel, or scratch and sniff ? Or a book with pictures? even better on this internet thing you can find many photos. If you get some time to look up meteorites you will see your rock is not like a meteorite. Keep looking.
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