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Hello to all,

 

I have a rock and as far as I can see it has potential to be a meteorite but I am looking for expert opinion.

The rock has a mass of 590 grams, it is slightly magnetic, its dimensions are around W-13 cm H-9 cm D-2 cm.

What do you think?

Thanks,

 

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No,

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.

billpeters

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

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43 minutes ago, Jimale said:

Man made material intended to imitate lunar

:25r30wi:Jimale you crack me up my friend no animosity LOL!!! Yes maybe man made but to go as far as to say "intended to imitate lunar"  it's not even remotely close at all. How did you deduce that!!

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17 minutes ago, Rocky said:

:25r30wi:Jimale you crack me up my friend no animosity LOL!!! Yes maybe man made but to go as far as to say "intended to imitate lunar"  it's no even remotely close at all. How did you deduce that!!

He is a silly one isn't he?

I betcha he is going to show us his lunars now...

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Hello and thanks for your comments,

Here are some images of the "stone" filed open.

I am now quite certain it is not a meteorite, but maybe someone knows what is it?

I brought it up from a river bottom and I would realy like to know what is it..

Thanks for your help.

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