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I bought some land in Vermont and have heard from a surveyor that thousands of years ago a meterorite fell near the property. There is a large crater next to the property I live in Leicester, VT on Fern Lake. Now here is where it gets interesting. I have a metal detector and started searching one afternoon and got a overload hit which means a large metal object. I have a White's MXT detector. I started digging and did not really find any large metal object. It indicated it was near the surface. After checking the area further I noticed it was this stone that was making my detector go crazy. I dug it up and found a quite large stone just under the surface. I brought it back to the truck and when I arrived at the house I washed it off. It's about a 70lb rock! I started checking about meteorites and was trying to identify this stone. It does attract a magnet, It does show some rust stains. It sort of looks like it had a crust over it. It is not round. It has a greenish tint and appears mostly smooth. I took a slice from it and polished it and it has metal chips through out the piece. I went back to the area and about a foot away I found another stone that had the same reading. I took samples from both stones and have the same results. What do you think it might be? I have four pictures so you can see what I'm talking about.http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt238/ltpaulbtv/metalicstone-4.jpgmetalicstone-1.jpghttp://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt238/ltpaulbtv/metalicstone-4.jpghttp://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt238/ltpaulbtv/metalicstone-2.jpg

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Can you get some better quality pics posted ??

Its interesting but from the photo its tough to see it well. It looks like it could be earth rock kinda like dirty quartz with magnetite or similar blackish substance. Need better pics.

And post it over on the METEORITE FORUM.

The one you sliced does it look similar to the 2 uncle marvin is holding ????

GBCUTANDWHOLE002.jpg

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Can you get some better quality pics posted ??

Its interesting but from the photo its tough to see it well. It looks like it could be earth rock kinda like dirty quartz with magnetite or similar blackish substance. Need better pics.

And post it over on the METEORITE FORUM.

The one you sliced does it look similar to the 2 uncle marvin is holding ????

GBCUTANDWHOLE002.jpg

Ok I'll try to get some better pictures and re-post it. My other three pictures didn't load properly Thanks

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I bought some land in Vermont and have heard from a surveyor that thousands of years ago a meterorite fell near the property. There is a large crater next to the property I live in Leicester, VT on Fern Lake. Now here is where it gets interesting. I have a metal detector and started searching one afternoon and got a overload hit which means a large metal object. I have a White's MXT detector. I started digging and did not really find any large metal object. It indicated it was near the surface. After checking the area further I noticed it was this stone that was making my detector go crazy. I dug it up and found a quite large stone just under the surface. I brought it back to the truck and when I arrived at the house I washed it off. It's about a 70lb rock! I started checking about meteorites and was trying to identify this stone. It does attract a magnet, It does show some rust stains. It sort of looks like it had a crust over it. It is not round. It has a greenish tint and appears mostly smooth. I took a slice from it and polished it and it has metal chips through out the piece. I went back to the area and about a foot away I found another stone that had the same reading. I took samples from both stones and have the same results. What do you think it might be? I have four pictures so you can see what I'm talking about.http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt238/ltpaulbtv/metalicstone-4.jpgmetalicstone-1.jpghttp://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt238/ltpaulbtv/metalicstone-4.jpghttp://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt238/ltpaulbtv/metalicstone-2.jpg

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What is the source of the meteor story? Did you speak with someone at the state geology office, or a college geology dept. ?

Just a thought, but if the metallic flakes are metal, they should conduct electricity. If there are any flakes with enough surface area for 2 probes not in contact with each other, test for conductivity with a meter. Although magnetite is magnetic, I don't think it is conductive.

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What is the source of the meteor story? Did you speak with someone at the state geology office, or a college geology dept. ?

Just a thought, but if the metallic flakes are metal, they should conduct electricity. If there are any flakes with enough surface area for 2 probes not in contact with each other, test for conductivity with a meter. Although magnetite is magnetic, I don't think it is conductive.

The surveyor told me this story! I mentioned that a possible meteor crater was on the land to the state geology office in a e-mail and they never responded, so I guess it's still "Up In The Air"!! I would like to think that the story is true, but at this point I can only hope and keep looking for evidence. I will test the rock with my meter and let you know the results. Thanks,

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