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Hello everyone. I am a rookie in the meteorite search, and I have encountered some stones with ferrous minerals and metallic flakes embedded within.

I'm betting these are common stones in the area, but some crush into a fine reddish brown (rusty) powder witch that appears to have

some magnetic components and some not, of course. What baffles me is there are fine flakes or plates of a very shiny metallic

substance in the fine dust mixture; these flakes are not magnetic but attractive- so they must contain some iron to. They are a goldish, maybe copper, color.

They stand out from the remaining shiny minerals of the stones. I estimate some ofthem to be 1 mm^2 in area. Also, when melting

the ferrous (slightly magnetic) dust+metallic flakes, the , im assuming ore, reformed into concentrated spheres while the metallic flakes remain unaltered.

Please let me know if anyone has any experience with such stones or knows someone who has.

Thanks

Justin

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