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What kind of rock is it?

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Hello guys, I come from Slovenia. That is in Europe, near Italy and Croatia.

I have a rock that is very pretty and very heavy. It weights around 5,2 kg and it is 18 centimeters long. It is a little magnetic. I tried that with hanging little magnet from rope and approached the rock. The rock bounced from magnet on one side, on different side the magnet was pulled to the rock. But this had very little impact to the magnet and stone.

Then I have pulled the rock on back side of the ceramic tile, it leave black trace.

I have made some pictures, that I hope, it will help you to determine from which kind of material is it.

I measured the rocks density. I putt the rock in container full of water and then weighted water that was pushed from container by the rock. The density was 8,200 kg/m3. I hope that is right. I look in ARNES scale and it shows materials like cooper, iron...      

If you want some better pictures or you would like me to do some other test, just write me the procedure. I will try to do it. 

Thank you for answering. I wish you all good hunting and collecting.

Regards, Erik.

   

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2 hours ago, Erik said:

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Sorry, sorry..... I meant guys.

I am so ashamed...

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21 minutes ago, Erik said:

Sorry, sorry..... I meant guys.

I am so ashamed...

Welcome Erik!

 I edited your typo/misspelled word for you.

I will let other members more knowledgeable on rocks and meteorites comment on your rock.

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Welcome Erik,

There are too many problems with your rock likely being a meteorite; the pits, the various coloration, the weak magnetism, and the texture. I would suggest a geology club or geology department at a local college to give a hands on opinion.

Get your hands on real meteorites, research, check out authentic ebay listings, and visit geology museums to get a better understanding.

Keep looking down, they are out there.

billpeters

P.S. I have just come back from Scandinavia, Belarus, Russia, and Poland two days ago. I will be in Slovenia in October 2020.  Perhaps we could meet.

 

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