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  1. Thanks for all your opinions, most of which we expected. We only ask for help to ID this object because several metallurgists say it's not man-made, and we haven't been able to find anyone who will give us the time of day to examine this object thoroughly. We contacted Montana state University by phone, no photos or information given except for the shape and size. He heard a train whistle in the back round, gave me a 10 min speech and dismissed it as a slag from the railroad. I was 40 miles from home at a gas station. For those who have never heard of fossils or bios in a meteorite, please check NASA.gov websites. Those who say it's not a meteorite, can anyone prove it with documentation? Any percent numbers, or anything? The test results we posted are from so-called professionals, we paid for the definitive testing. California sent back two different X-R-F results, neither of which had his letterhead or name on it anywhere. Another test result was dated 10 years before we sent it to be tested with the wrong month, year, and sample size. All information received so far is checked and rechecked online. The object in question was dismissed because of where we live. We are not professional's in meteorites, nor do we claim to be, but the institutes that took our money don't seem to be either. They gave us incomplete results, guesses, and no explanation of the results. We paid for 5 definitive tests but we can't get definitive results either way. If you can provide any information, please post your analysis. Element Cr has been researched in detail, any proof of information required please. Those who can clearly see it's not a meteorite all seem to be positive it's not, just by looking at a few photo's and some info. Not even NASA can do that. You might clearly think to have the respect to ask an intelligent question like- where did it come from? Why is it so shiny? Do you have anymore info, any more photo's, etc. This is a monumental effort to identify this object. Our methodology and presentation may not be to your standards, we apologize if we offended anyone.  Please- please hit us we your best shot. Over 7k people have viewed this object online and not a single person can point out anything that definitively says it's not. 

    "chromium is an indicator of physical and chemical conditions of meteorites" according to the Science Direct and others. Also, "Cr is the decay of Mn, an extinct radionuclide which has been shown to be present in the early solar system" age and rate of decay=cr


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  2. We have done all the at home tests, unable to get exact specific gravity, hardness, it will scratch glass, attracted to a magnet, dense for it's size. It does leave a light gray streak if you really grind it to the tile. In some areas, it sparkles like brilliant diamonds in sunlight. Flects are too small to see with our 200x zoom digital microscope. A retired professor hand held the object and said "not man made. Definitive oriented shape with a large flow over lip, cannot be man made." This object has been guessed as everything from A to Z and back. Some test results show the elements Fe/Ni/Cr/Mg/V/AL/Mn/F/C/Si. Sample was cut off of the side right after thumbprint, mostly melt. Conductivity is good with low resistance, poorly malleable, tenacity: low. We were informed that the materials were not whats important, it's the oriented face and shape of the object, verified online. We were advised IF we can prove it to be a meteorite, it would be an extremely rare one. As far as the possible fossil diatoms and bio organisms, please research Dr. Richard hover's work, then check the NASA gov. websites. This object surpases all those common meteorite identification websites. U of M said "it needs a cosmic ray exposure test" 


    Yes we have done extensive research on it, but unable to travel and we won't send the whole stone in the mail.  

    It isn't uncommon to not have seen or have heard of anything like this before, as we did send some test results to and spoke with a professor at a state university and he said I was misinformed about meteorites at the time. I told him where and what to research. He called 2 days later and apologized for not knowing the facts. He has been a teacher for over 40+ years and after he did his own research, he agreed that we MIGHT have that one rare meteorite. 







  3. We actually aren't sure if it is a meteorite or not, we had it tested at a few different places, neither one gave the same result twice. The object was originally found in Alaska.

    We say only a handful of people could recognize it because that it was we were told by several different professors in the meteorology/geology studies. All we want to do, is figure out exactly what it is. Even through extensive research and paying to have it tested a handful of times, we have not come up with a solid definitive result as of yet. That is all =) 

  4. Hello Forum! Thank you for letting us share our story!

    Have you ever seen a highly oriented meteorite with top flow-over lip that you can stick a micrometer in over 3/8", so large it almost touches the bottom flow lip? Thumb prints, and shield shape. Extensive research online and hundreds of magnified and normal photos of it revile shocking images that are truly amazing, inside and out. We were informed it could be in the 1% or less of finds. Our photos show a series of unbelievable, non-explainable features that boggle the mind. This appears to be the kind of specimen you can only read about because only a handful of people in the world would recognize it. This is a specimen of unknown origin, not a recent find or fall. Some images possibly show fossil diatoms, bio-organisms, and other things that there are just too many to list. We are looking for that 1 collector- because if a collector spends big bucks on something, he or she knows what they are looking at. His or her opinions could be the most helpful in identifying this object.

    Here are just a few photos of just the exterior just showing the shape and flow-over lip.





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