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Good evening folks .

I'm new to the subject and recently found what seems to be a hot rock but as far as I could test, It has all the meteoritical properties ( despite that it doesn't appear to have the typical fusion crust). Density is around 3.0gr/cm3 and weight aboout 1880gr .

Found it at the seashore , which for me is intriguing as it doesnt appear to have any rust traces also. Some pics for anyone who could give me a hint . Thanks

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Do a streak test. Not many people have a piece of unglazed porcelain. Can chip off a little piece, turn it into a powder with a hammer. Then smear a dab of powder across a piece of white paper. Let us know the color.

http://www.rockhounds.com/rockshop/streak1.html

To be honest, it doesn't look like a meteorite. Any meteorites would not last long in a salt water environment unless it was a recent fall.

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Not a meteorite.

Thanks Mike. I would like to ask you the reasons that make you think that's not a meteorite. It is just to gain a bit more knowledge about the subject , as you appear an experienced person and me.. well.. justa started :D

Regards

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Thanks Mike. I would like to ask you the reasons that make you think that's not a meteorite. It is just to gain a bit more knowledge about the subject , as you appear an experienced person and me.. well.. justa started :D

Regards

Well, it just doesn't look like a meteorite. Exterior surface is all wrong. :)

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I always hear a meteorite won't last long in salt water. How so???

The bottom ring on a white coffee cup make for a good scratch test, so I'd say almost everyone has a way to test!

Jim

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Streak

Do a streak test. Not many people have a piece of unglazed porcelain. Can chip off a little piece, turn it into a powder with a hammer. Then smear a dab of powder across a piece of white paper. Let us know the color.

http://www.rockhounds.com/rockshop/streak1.html

To be honest, it doesn't look like a meteorite. Any meteorites would not last long in a salt water environment unless it was a recent fall.

Streak test done (as I could ) in a piece of paper with the smashed fragment. As you see it doesn't appear to leave any colour.

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Decided not to use toilet lid .. wife is agressive :D :D

please refer to my previous comment to see if you could give me a hint.

I heard that the streak test is mainly for iron , as stones do not produce streaks .. didn't got it 100% but tyring still to understand. :D

Regards Fred and thx

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go to meteorlab.com and study up...

your love-stone is not a meteorite...

it appears to have holes, veins and inclusions that would not be in 99.99% of meteorites found on planet earth...read all or many or lots of the back posts with similar questions and you will see many examples of lovestones and meteorwrongs...

fred

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