1515Art Posted October 28, 2021 Share Posted October 28, 2021 (edited) I’ve been finding a few meteorites most times I’m out at gold basin, nice when the gold is hiding and confirming them as real is easy when the iron nickel is obvious. Likewise most of the hot rocks I uncover are also fairly easy to identify as terrestrial, I do on occasion bring some home and toss some aside before even getting back to my Jeep but wonder if Im being hasty. these all have windows with clear iron nickel these are 4 more that have me guessing, number one has what looks like thermal shock (could just be desert varnish) is very dense, a window reveals a dark matrix with possibly very faint iron nickel veins and just a couple whitish anomalies and has a light grey brown streak. number 2 is very weathered with heavy pressure leaves a grey light brown streak, the brownish matrix has faint reddish small circular patterns and the surface is rounded and it’s hard to tell has some pin point (possibly) silvery marks and number 3 a window also reveals a mass of circular patterns with no real streak. Number 4 is similar to number 3 except appears more weathered and has a light grey streak. number 5 is one typical meteorite with classic iron nickel veins it has a brown streak. this is the streak test. I am assuming the weathered condition has affected the outcome of the streak tests? Edited October 28, 2021 by 1515Art 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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