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Please share your thoughts. Some pieces were broken with a sledge hammer, one cut on a small piece was attempted by using a steel disk and the other cuts were made with a diamond disk very poorly and forcefully, one of them was sanded with sand paper and news paper on both pieces on the side where the cut was made, In smaller pieces that were broken off with a mace from a bigger one you can see a small concentration of small yellow crystals, It also leaves a small thin black streaks when done the streak test vigorously, looking more like scratches. I believe it is to heavy to be either hematite or magnetite, any ideas?

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Hi Santiago,

See all that red coloration in your first photo. It's a dead give-away that the

stone is some sort of iron oxide like hematite, magnetite, or limonite. Good instinct,

especially on density, but it's still part of the learning curve. We ALL have found our

share of meteor-wrongs.

Good Hunting, Ben

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Hi Santiago,

See all that red coloration in your first photo. It's a dead give-away that the

stone is some sort of iron oxide like hematite, magnetite, or limonite. Good instinct,

especially on density, but it's still part of the learning curve. We ALL have found our

share of meteor-wrongs.

Good Hunting, Ben

Hello Ben,

I can't take the credit for this find, it is a friend's find. His name is Martin from Puerto Escondido, a beautiful coastal small city in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, a Paradise, where the water is clean, full of fish, and always warm. He is a very honest, proud and humble man, hard working and always with a sunny disposition, he knows the state like very few other people do, and has travelled all around it, he is a treasure hunter/fisherman that lives in poverty like most other people do in this state, so I try to help him by researching his findings and analysing if they have any commercial value so that he could benefit from his findings and hard work and by buying his findings which consist of mainly rocks and one or two antique ceramic pieces like idols and other figurines. He found first Hematite concretions, i had to do my research, then he brought me these stones saying it was a meteorite, so I did a little research and just wasn't 100% sure it was magnetite, he says he found this pieces in a mountain where there are tons of these, and in another mountain he found the hematite with what appears to be 100s of tons of it.

I appreciate your help and will take the liberty of asking for your expertise in the future which you have already freely submitted, as well as others.

Thank you

Santiago

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