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Here is the first. https://imgur.com/a/T8ayVkc Length 7 cm, weight 103.3g. It has very high density mineral inclusions.

Here is the second. https://imgur.com/a/NVpMAlW Length 2 cm, weight 20.93g. It has the likeness of a crystal lattice, there are also small fissures-tubules, which can be seen without a microscope.

As I understand it, the first is lunar. And the second is (polarized?). Is it possible to know exactly what they are called and their value.

Thank you.

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Futu,

Your first rock is common sedimentary brecciated with multiple inclusions. It is worthless. The second rock is also not a meteorite. You might get five or ten bucks with good marketing if you can identify properly what it is.

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 meteorite display venue.

Keep looking down. They are are out there.

Cheers!

billpeters

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2 hours ago, FUTU said:

 Is it possible to know exactly what they are called and their value.

Yes! There are two ways to get the answers to your questions.

The scientific way...

        Get them classified and have someone who is experienced in marketing meteorites give you their opinion on value.

The other way...

       Call them "rare carboniferous chondruloids from Uranus" and convince someone they are worth $40 per gram.

 

Just pick the one that suits your business style and go for it!

 

I would call the first one basalt with some sweet inclusions. You could easily get $5 for that rock at the Farmers and Crafts market.

I would call the second one a piece of bronze that has been tumbled into a blob. It might be worth a dime in metals value. 

Those are just my opinions though and I know nothing about rocks, meteorites or the value of either. 

 

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