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  1. I couldn't get the file to open here. A report stating that planetary scientist have created a map of Mars entire ancient river system. The report is dated 12/30/2020. Good read if you want to google it.
  2. I took Bedrock Bob's advice and did a streak test on three different rock samples I picked up from a reported witnessed fall. Each sample rock gave a different result. The light-colored rock seen here on my kitchen island did not leave a streak at all. The larger dark rock left a reddish-brown streak while the smaller round rock left a black streak. None of these rocks are attracted to an earth magnet. Tomorrow I will try to post better pictures along with the streak marks to each sample.
  3. Bob, thanks again. I wish I knew enough about geology to make assumptions. I can only go by the test results and as you pointed out, I need additional testing. I have learned that even the experts don't always agree. I really do rely a lot on the testimony of my friends here in Louisiana. I know, they could be mistaken. I am only one of two who collected any of the rocks found. Of the other three, one is a minister, one is a banker/farmer and the other is a federal judge. I have decided to take your advice and try to get this to a lab for further analysis. If it weren't for what they saw and k
  4. Thanks for taking the time to explain. It certainly helps me understand more. I guess ULM lab report confused me with the report of iron in my samples. Have a great Christmas!
  5. I understand what you are saying now Bob and thank you for explaining. I guess I need to learn the difference in what free metallic iron and mineral iron looks like. I have to tell you in my past line of work creditable witnesses are the backbone of any case I ever worked. I cannot dismiss what they saw, with certainty. I know well how witnesses can be mistaken but I personally know all of those involved and to the man I believe what they told me. Too much there to dismiss this as native rocks. I am sure there is an explanation and I hope one day to find it. Bob, can you tell me what differenc
  6. I think I need to clear up one point that I made after rereading my post. I know that ironstone is found in the ground and soil in North Louisiana. There is no denying that fact and it is very much terrestrial. When I speak of rocks found in the area I am speaking of what I saw at the site in that field. I walked the curtilage of all the fields in the immediately area and found no rocks that resembled mine. All of the fields in that area are freshly farmed and the crops were harvested, disk and plowed under. The rocks were visible in the ditch and turnrows. I did find several out in the plowed
  7. Bob, it may well be terrestrial and I thank you for your input. I would not argue that it contains iron or ferrous iron. The lab report indicates such is the case. For the life of me I can't understand how you know it is terrestrial rather than extraterrestrial with what I have. Both have iron and ferrous iron as you know. I do have an eye witness and land owner witnesses that know this material does not belong in that field and has never before been seen there until the witness brought it to my attention. If it is terrestrial, please venture to tell me how it got there. I have no clue. I only
  8. Luke, I honestly don't know how to figure % amount from these test and really haven't thought of it that way so I have no thoughts on what that means. I will I will do some research on that and see. I do know there were no industrial sites, welding shop or anything else in the area that might produce industrial slag since I was a child and beyond. I am not sure that slag would possibly test the same as my samples. I have found information that says since meteorites are formed through a variety of processes on many different planetary bodies, they can have substantially different physical and c
  9. I am rolling on the floor laughing. Luke and Clay, that Goof was me before I knew how to spell meteorite. I hope everyone else here gets as good a laugh as I did. I have never noticed that before. I would like to blame ULM but can't bring myself to do it. Heck, I might change my screen name to "GoldGu".
  10. Clay, I think my rocks are Goethite or Hematite as others here have already mentioned. Just trying to figure out how they got here based on what I know so far. Everything points to the probability that they should not be here. Could be a question I may never answer. My background is Law Enforcement. Retired for twenty years now but almost half of my career was investigations as a detective. I try to be factual as possible and was considered to be very thorough. The witness to this fall is a lifelong friend and some of description he gave doesn't add up. Some of his statements are spot on as to
  11. Luke, I would think so to some degree. In all three samples there are some similarities but I wouldn't think they would be the same. I suppose it would depend on where these come from and if terrestrial what the soil composition. Someone above my paygrade will have to help us out on that. Knowing what I know of the people involved and what they said, I have no doubt that all of this material is from the same fall. This stuff fell in a muddy field after crops were harvested. Some rocks were lying on top of the ground, stuck in mud somewhat, while other rocks landed in the ditch that had been cl
  12. Lunk, I tend to agree and without boring you and others during the holidays with the research I have done, I will cut to the chase. I believe the small round concretions that I have are Goethite Concreations. My simple understanding is that over a period of time Goethite, for lack of geological terms, sometime turns into hematite. My reason for saying that is a large portion of my samples were found in a drainage ditch next to a turn row, in a corn field. The man who has farmed this property for over twenty-five years and another farmer about one mile away who found some of the same material,
  13. One additional puzzle to my rocks is an experiment I did with my rocks and rocks from a roadway near where I was living. I used a torch to try and melt each test sample. The results was that my rock sample turned white hot, did not melt and retained its form upon cooling. The rock from the roadway completely disintegrated into powder and small particles. I took a larger rock from my collection to a friend who tried to melt it with a welding torch. It also became white hot and melted a small section on one side but maintained its form. One video shows me trying to melt a small rock with a hand
  14. Here are some thin section pics. I have no idea what I am looking at but it sure is beautiful and intriguing. Sorry about the quality but I will be getting a camera for my microscope next week. I hope to post better pics then.
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