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Everything posted by WillM

  1. The fusion crust becomes granular in appearance after some time? Am I right?
  2. No ha ha ha , I think that rule is true but on rare occasion a spalled edge will pick up something crust-like, however the surface of the find looks granular, like a slightly weathered iron to me.
  3. Most places need a finely ground sample, it depends.
  4. Just for the record, most people on here know more than I do so take my opinion but realize they may know more.
  5. It looks like a terrestrial rock but that could be just from the photos. Is the dark spot a grinded window? If it is metallic inside it might be a meteorite. The flowlines and glypts are hard to show on camera if the meteorite is not perfect. Sorry people make identifying a rock with a website as a pain, it gives us something to do, and not everyone knows everything. I even have been told to take geology classes. I think having the more rocks on here the better, so we can distinguish from gold and meteorites better. People really are so lazy telling you why it's not a meteorite is too much for them it seems. I don't like the negative attitude people have had on here recently. It kind of looks like a sedimentary rock with the parallel lines. They better not flip the script when I start getting into gold hunting.
  6. https://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2013/03211549-lpsc-hermean-meteorite.html Here is one example of a green meteorite. Not saying this is one, it just is possible. Meteorites are extremely rare, a fresh one is even more rare. I looked for rocks for years before I even found one thing that was meteorite-like. I sent one off to get an oxygen isotope analysis, it has been 4 months and they still don't have the signature. I think it means it is not recognizable and needed a deeper analysis. Either way, they ID soils at the University of Michigan. It was $38. I don't know if they just find the signature or outright identify it there.
  7. I cut a window in the black face. I showed how the transitioin in from black to white on the side. It could be magnetite but that doesn't shine silver. The edges are rounded and there is a pit on the front. If it was a mineral that rusts and is magnetic it would have to be magnetite, and quartz is found with magnetite. So it would make sense if it was. The pictures should show what I mean, I circled the cit I made. If I shine a light through it, it shows that the dark part is very thin. It could very well be a quartz from an iron impact that held together. What a weird little object!
  8. Hmmm, i really cant say anything except that it looks like a water worn sedimentary rock. A better picture if the metal "window" would help.
  9. I will check for calcite soon. I took some more pictures to show the orange rusted part that attracts a magnet strongly. What could that be? Native iron only occurs in meteorites.so it looks like someone put metal in this quartz on purpose. I read somewhere that quartz is rare in meteorites.
  10. Yeah, it just shows it might be quartz because a rock I found registered as quartz but it made the diamond detector go off. That being said it is 99% certainly a quartz meteorite to me, what else could it be?
  11. This meteorwrong has the least vesicles lol. Vesicles are supposed to rule it out. I attatched another rock that, incidentally has a quartz-like back and a blackened crusted front with, get this, rusted iron flecks visible. I even attached a magnet quite easily to it. (I wasn't scared to, this could be diamond). Why do I think it is diamond? It lets my diamond detector shows as diamond. It has a specific gravity of 2.6, that is either the rock that has diamond in it or a burnt quartz with a piece of metal in it. Wild that it attracts a magnet! What case is there of quartz ever being magnetic? 🤔🤔 if it is a quartz meteorite... is that possible? I even took a picture with the hanging magnet. Weird. It couldn't be lol let me kniw what you think it is.
  12. Morlock, now that we are on the subject, does the rock smelling like fireworks mean anything? Meteorites burn up in the sky like fireworks so it just follows that atleast fresh meteorites will smell like fireworks and gunpowder.
  13. Hello everybody, I just wanted to know if this was a quick test and it would fit on the forum. So do meteorites control phones while most terrestrial rocks do not? It seems that way, a quartz cannot control a phone etc. I suppose it means the rock can carry charge. It makes sense because it is organic metal. It is my understanding that a charge difference is made to make the phone register a tap. These are interpreted by a computer. I can get my rock to swipe and tap things on my Galaxy phone. I heard about it on Facebook. It makes sense to me. Let me know if these photos look like a meteorite. I found this under a tree. It is squarish, with a brown unremovable crust and regmaglypt dimples. It looks aero dynamic and is magnetic enough to control a compass. I did not put any magnets to it to preserve the data. The second to last photo is a cut window I marked that shows shiny silver flecks. My guess is that it is a silicated iron meteorite. Way different than anything I have posted here.
  14. I guess you feel insulted because I gave my opinion on a forum. Not one guy here has told me to get a mineral test to be sure this whole time. A mineral test would rule out slag because it is only certain minerals. We could have had that on the Venus meteorite, but now that is stolen. I go up against so much opposition for being a general education major. (It literally means I know everything!). A little knowledge never hurt anybody, it all leads to the mineral test, an intermediate between the shape and elemental composition. I cite my sources and still my opinion is crapped on. I am not pretending
  15. Wow, there is a point that Richard Feynman makes that if you can't put it in lay terms you have identified psuedo science. All I am doing is bringing together bits of knowledge from many, many websites and academic research papers. There is something unique on every webpage in regards to meteorites, none of them are completely comprehensive. Slag is purified for it's iron so it will always have iron in it. I just explained why it is slag in lay terms and how I would not pick it up. What more could you ask for? Saying meteorites don't have bubbles when there are multiple websites that say they do, specifically a regolith breccia. Also on the back side. This is just stuff I am repeating from memory. I am so confident because even facts I forget are true the whole time. Like shock features or squarishness. We all agree so I don't see the problem.
  16. You have to find the sensor on the phone for the compass. It all works best with iron.
  17. I can't tell if it looks pourous or just too rough.
  18. I am sure any metal detector would work toward meteorites. I personally use my phone metal detector app and my compass app to check the magnetism. It depends on what type of meteorite you are hunting, the settings will need to be more sensitive for stony meteorites etc. I am not familiar with the 250 type of detector, but it seems more advanced than the phone so I would say it will help more.
  19. From the pictures, you can see that the vesicles have rims, there are no regmaglypt like structures. There appears to be material buildup where there should be none. It appears to have been affected by gravity. It doesn't appear brecciated. It is equally pourous throughout seemingly. It's suposed to be stoney, but there it looks clumped together like metal. These are each good reasons to think it is slag. I would say slag, although I have never found one that looks like that.
  20. It can be hard to follow. Compression and vacuum forces suck and push every atom into the main mass as a normal force relative to the direction of travel. That is why oriented meteorites have a trailing edge that looks different, the vacuum in front of the compression at an angle that matches the direction of travel. It is just my common sense. Wind is invisible, hard to comprehend what we cant see. But further, the compression can be turbulent depending on the material consistency. This turbulence is what forms the glypts in a chaotic manner relative to the molecular stiffness. I am just good at science, I need 2 classes to get a degree in general education and I am looking into becoming a doctor specializing in meteorites. That way one day I will be the one who tells what is what. I hope I can somehow get into the international association as well. It was a freak accident for me to stumble upon "slag" in the forest that led to my research and I can tell you that not every scientist knows every aspect. I have the added motivation of being a normal rock collector as well.
  21. The pressure is negligible at sea level. 99% of the earth is the same hundred minerals so I will get mineral tests on my rocks if suspect from now on. I am talking about the most detailed scientific analyses of origin possible.
  22. Slag has gases escape too but they push the hole out, leaving a lipped rim around the hole. A meteorite expands while under atmospheric pressure, so the holes are pressed down by the air. Slag will have holes with rims and meteorites always have flat holes.
  23. The flat side suggests it broke up in the atmosphere and the edges rounded off. This is a good specimen to send for further science, the most meteorite like rock you have posted. It looks pitted but the only way to know for sure is more testing. You might have an expert say it isn't one but always get a second opinion. With chemical data you can rule it out for sure. What is the density? It looks dense.
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