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Hello, I was hoping you guys could help me ID a few things I've found. I live in Minneapolis, MN...not a meteorite hot spot to say the least, but I'm curious anyway.

Thank you in advance.

I'll start with these two:

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Thank you.

How about your thoughts on these two? The second one is much more green in real life..flash kind of lost the color.

Just so you know, I'm not (or wasn't) an active meteorite enthusiast, hunter, whatever. These were in my stash of "these aren't agates" pile and I'm trying to figure out what they are. 

Too much googling now has me obsessed, doing magnet/scratch/streak/window tests on a boat load of rocks that I had previously kind of ignored. Aaaaand now I've  convinced myself that I have meteorites galore, which is why I need you guys here to kill my dreams and send me back to reality. 

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None of your rocks are even close,

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.

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Thank you.

How about your thoughts on these two? The second one is much more green in real life..flash kind of lost the color.

Just so you know, I'm not (or wasn't) an active meteorite enthusiast, hunter, whatever. These were in my stash of "these aren't agates" pile and I'm trying to figure out what they are. 

Too much googling now has me obsessed, doing magnet/scratch/streak/window tests on 

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On 10/30/2018 at 5:52 AM, HelloKelly said:

Thank you...
...Too much googling now has me obsessed...

Well, you're first still going to have to do some more legwork.. You need to bring up sites that have good photos of space rocks as well as other sites that have good examples of our rock.. No one can easily describe to you what a meteorite looks like; it's your interpretive visuals that're important..

With a small amount of effort and time you'll soon be able to easily eliminate well over 90% of our home planet rock while also having developed a keener visual sense for what you seek.. Once at this point your inquiries will be consisting of more likely suspects and you'll start finding replies much more forthcoming..

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Thanks, Swamp. I have been doing that a ton, but suck at it, apparently. I know the first two images I posted were ridiculous, so maybe I'll ask for identification help in the rocks/minerals or whatever it's called forum on here first, before coming into the meteorite zone. 

And don't worry. I'm not one to get butt hurt over replies on a meteorite forum and appreciate the straightforward, no BS replies I've gotten. Also expected them, after reading as many threads as possible in here before posting.

I will get back to work and will be back!

 

Kelly

 

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