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Hello, I was guided to this forum by a man from Twitter from a post I made on there yesterday. A few months ago I found some rocks on my property while picking up sticks and trash. At first I didn’t think alot about them but did save them because I love rocks. I actually buy carved up ones online and call them my pet rocks because they’re carved like animals mostly. Anyway  on a whim I decided to try and identify them but have been having a hard time. Along the way I was told to check them with a magnet and they are very slightly magnetic. It seems only in places and the smaller “chips” are more so than the larger. If I place the rock on glass I can drag it by the magnet or vise versa but only for a short trail. Could be someone’s landscape rock and thrown but I don’t recognize it myself. They do seem more dense that the average rock and the outside seems pretty hard as it took a while to file off the outside but once that was off it’s easier. They have these silver looking flakes inside but upon closer look in darker light they are black spots that shine very bright in the light. On the one I polished there is a super bright green gem looking thing inside. This is a strange twist in the story but I found a few out in front of my house and a few weeks after that I was taking off a satellite dish on the roof and have some bald patches. On another whim I checked the rock shape with the skinned marks and they are a good match so I figured these came from a plane, a kid threw them at my house, or a blast of some sort launched them. It is a brand new roof by the way. They didn’t melt so they aren’t poop for an airplane thank god! Lol. I do have this green glass embedded around the spots. I picked it out and its only on this one side of the roof. So from what I’m thinking and from the research I’ve done could these be fugalrites? Maybe lightening struck a rock nearby and threw these onto the roof and around my property? Also I’ve tried my best to get decent photos and it’s rather hard with my iphone. My actual camera low and behold I’ve discovered is broken. I’ll  include indoor and outdoor bc they do seem alot darker outside and alot more lighter and yellower inside than in person. The picture with the green gem looking thing is the surface I filed and alightly polished. I hope you can tell which one that is. I do keep landing on pages and images having to do with Martian meteorites but I myself doubt and I know it’s likely not a meteorite. I don’t even think it’s a fusion crust on them but from my research it seems that meteorite specialist seem to know more about identifying these “green” rocks and also fulgerites if that’s what it is so that’s why I posted seeking help from people in that feild. They could turn out to be nothing at all unusual and purely coincidental and I’ll accept that. Any help in identification is greatly appreciated:) I’m sorry amongst all my babbling I forgot to mention I found them in southern Indiana. Also I cleaned them off a bit, they had an orangish yellow powder on the outside at first in places. 























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They are not meteorites at all, but common stones that most everyone can find. Below is my monthly post:

Take a look at your rock(s). If it glistens like a crystal structure (ie: quartz) at any point in the rock it can’t be a meteorite. If it has layers, it can’t be a meteorite, it’s sedimentary. If it has small gas bubbles in it, it can’t be a meteorite. It’s basalt. If it is moderately magnetic it is not a meteorite. If there is a thick crust on it, it can’t be a meteorite. File off a corner or cut it. It won’t diminish it’s value. If there is all bright silvery metal it can’t be a meteorite. If it is all grey metal it can’t be a meteorite. If there is black crust as thin as a fingernail, and crazing on the outside of the rock, it might be a meteorite. If there are small silver specks visible in the filed off section, it might be meteorite.

There are billions of magnetic rocks in the US, none of which are meteorites. Anyone can find magnetic earth stones nearly everywhere. Just take a strong magnet and drop into sand and you will see what I mean. Check our O Richard Norton’s, “Rocks from Space” or visit the ASU Meteorite Center or similar center.


P.S. In addition, your rocks have multiple angular sides highly standard for terrestrial rocks, but not for meteorites.

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