Jump to content
Nugget Shooter Forums

hello everyone , can I please get help ID this Rock ?

Recommended Posts

I hope it's what you think it is, or what you paid for.

However, the first picture looks like it has some quartz in it. Therefore, certainly not a meteorite since quartz is only found in terrestrial rocks. Might just be the picture, hard to say for sure.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Very interesting rock, but with no fusion crust it is impossible to say from the pictures. Could be any number of things!

hi , well it has areas with a remaining light brown color fusion crust ...wish you guys can see it with the loupe , it looks awesome , and i wish I knew more about Geology :cry2:
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 5 weeks later...

You could take it and show it to meteorite dealers in Tucson the first week in February. Maybe they will make you an offer if they like what they see. Here is one link:



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Has any body seen this before ... It was sent to me from Morocco

I did a end cut , and its attracted to a strong magnet .

Over the last year, especially, there have been many folks finding stones in Morocco and they are claiming they are this or that. The fact is the both Martian and Lunar specimens have been found there. That said, the typical "how to id a meteorite" is not going to work and some of these would actually require expensive lab testing to determine if it's terrestrial or other. Primitive achondrites and achrondrites would be difficult to completely ID outside a qualified lab.

Oh and BTW, quartz has been found in lunar rocks!

But don't get your hopes up, most of the samples that were tested last year from very experienced dealers proved to not be meteorites.

That's my 2 cents on the subject.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm almost more than 99.999% sure it is not a meteorite. I have dug plenty of them out of moraine deposits. The rocks will set off a Fisher Gold Bug-2 and certain ones can attract magnets.

But then, it could be too dark for what I have found, again the photos are really hard to know for sure. I think some I've seen do look that dark....the clue is the light specks as the shape in close view should be similar to an oak leaf. Get a magnifying glass, the larger light specks see if all have leaf like shapes.

Now on the bottom edge of one piece, just noticed layering as you see in some quartz rocks, perhaps it is magnetite in quartz.

Unless it has a metallic inside, that is different.

Edited by Red_desert
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...