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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.



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