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A  month ago had to have some sewer work done and when completed they leveled ground threw down some seed and some hay I looked after they were done and this rock was not in soil. A couple days ago I noticed the rock laying kinda buried in the mud was not to deep but it was sunk in. It is to big for it to be thrown from car tire as well as the area it was found is at least 30ft from road. I did some test a magnet had weak attraction I then tested on porcelain and was a barely visible unless I pressed pretty hard and then it left a weak gray mark. Any help is appreciated 

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My guess is volcanic basalt. Sorry.

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At one time millions of years ago their may have been. Or it could have been glacial float from the north 

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Morlock 

Good point. It weird how it appeared but I am no expert so volcanic basalt it is. Thank you for the info

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V.B. Doesn’t really look like that at least not images I’m seeing from google search. My daughter is checking with here geology teacher today he should give me a definitive answer it help to see in person I’m sure. Thanks for your help though.

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I'm not an expert either but  I'm 95% sure it's basalt. It's definitely not a meteorite.

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3 minutes ago, Chillytay said:

V.B. Doesn’t really look like that at least not images I’m seeing from google search. My daughter is checking with here geology teacher today he should give me a definitive answer it help to see in person I’m sure. Thanks for your help though.

I should have said water worn volcanic basalt. Obviously it's been smoothed by erosion, most likely by water.

Let us know what the geology teacher thinks.

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It looks like a volcanic rock. :)

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We have millions of acres of basalt lave flows here. I have never seen any basalt that looks like that. May be some sort of volcanic glass, but the glass here is much darker.

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The more I look, the more convinced I am it's some sort of obsidian.

Jim

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On 1/14/2020 at 10:59 AM, Idaho Jim said:

The more I look, the more convinced I am it's some sort of obsidian.

Jim

Jim Im not sure about obsidian I have found pieces of obsidian and I really don’t think that its obsidian. 

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I want to say identifying rocks or stones is a lot more difficult then I would ever thought. Just so many variations. Gotta Love Nature !

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1 hour ago, Chillytay said:

I want to say identifying rocks or stones is a lot more difficult then I would ever thought. Just so many variations. Gotta Love Nature !

There's well over 3000 species along with the many variations. But KISS when it comes to indentification.

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2 hours ago, Chillytay said:

Jim Im not sure about obsidian I have found pieces of obsidian and I really don’t think that its obsidian. 

Yup...the striations bother me. But I live in an extremely volcanic area, with a ton of various types, and forms of obsidian, and Ive seen similar rocks here. That said, who knows for sure. I'd like to see a break on that, though I'm not suggesting you do that...LOL

Jim

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Here is couple pics I still think the craziest Part of this stone is that flat side with the lines in it. But I don’t think it’s terrestrial rock. image.jpgimage.jpg

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It's not a meteorite. What makes you think otherwise?

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Morlock I don’t think it is I am always hopeful but the people on site are more knowledgeable then I  am so if the overall consensus is it is or isn’t then that’s what it is 

Those who speak of things that they don’t have knowledge of our just ignorant 

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That is not a meteorite, thanks for sharing, keep looking! :)

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It is a common iron rich silica stone. It has no meteotitic characteristics at all.

You only did one field test and it showed it was magnetite that was attracting the magnet. If that is not enough to convince you of terrestrial origin then do other basic tests. Like a window to the interior, density, hardness etc. It is the method by which rocks are identified. So follow through!

There is no fusion crust, no free metal and no chondrules. It is simply not a meteorite. I don't see why anyone would think it was. Why do you?

It has zero characteristics of a meteorite and is plainly a terrestrial stone. Can you explain what makes you think otherwise?

We have explained to you why we come to the conclusions we have. Let's hear your reasoning behind reaching your conclusions!

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11 hours ago, Chillytay said:

 

Those who speak of things that they don’t have knowledge of our just ignorant 

Bingo. 

So the takeaway here is listen to those who have knowledge. 

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