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Hi everyone. I hope you guys aren't sick and fed up with identifying rocks for people yet - because I am going to add one to the list.

I know literally nothing about rocks, but I did try my best to figure out what kind this is prior to this post - so I am left with no other option that to turn it over to you folks and all your experience.

There is a very large field behind my home and it is heavily laden with very dense clay, which really made it hard for any rocks to get down very deep. So for this one to be randomly buried among a dirt field - was unusual.

The area at the top in the photos, which appears darker was the only part showing before I dug it up. I dug it up because I was randomly playing with some Neodymium magnets when I realized this rock was moderately magnetic and wanted to see more of it.

I figure it's an earth rock, due to it missing the "crust" - but when I peeled it up from the clay that had probably surrounded it for a VERY long time, a dark gray / black crusty shell did appear to stay stuck in the clay making much of the dirt around it magnetic too.

So I think it's either a large piece of Magnetite or some kind of random magnetic earth rock, but figured it could be a piece of a larger meteorite or something else?? Any help you guys can give me would be great. If it isn't a meteorite, I'll just put it in my mulch to fill a gap.

Thanks and let me know if you have any other questions that I can answer or if you require more pictures, I can take more if requested.

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Hi everyone. I hope you guys aren't sick and fed up with identifying rocks for people yet - because I am going to add one to the list.

I know literally nothing about rocks, but I did try my best to figure out what kind this is prior to this post - so I am left with no other option that to turn it over to you folks and all your experience.

There is a very large field behind my home and it is heavily laden with very dense clay, which really made it hard for any rocks to get down very deep. So for this one to be randomly buried among a dirt field - was unusual.

The area at the top in the photos, which appears darker was the only part showing before I dug it up. I dug it up because I was randomly playing with some Neodymium magnets when I realized this rock was moderately magnetic and wanted to see more of it.

I figure it's an earth rock, due to it missing the "crust" - but when I peeled it up from the clay that had probably surrounded it for a VERY long time, a dark gray / black crusty shell did appear to stay stuck in the clay making much of the dirt around it magnetic too.

So I think it's either a large piece of Magnetite or some kind of random magnetic earth rock, but figured it could be a piece of a larger meteorite or something else?? Any help you guys can give me would be great. If it isn't a meteorite, I'll just put it in my mulch to fill a gap.

Thanks and let me know if you have any other questions that I can answer or if you require more pictures, I can take more if requested.

That looks exactly like the rock I use to use to tap out my bong when I younger! Oops! Has anyone seen Dave?

Jim

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:hahaha: :hahaha: :hahaha: Now that was really funny Jim

And I have to agree with the rest, hang on .. I'm trying to get my composure after Jim's last post. But I'm afraid I'm not excited. It has too many tell-tale terrestrial flags.

But hey don't give up! There's a lot to be found out there and who knows, you might just be the one to score the first lunar in North America. Keep trying, don't give up.

All the best,

Johnno

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