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Better than good chance that if you found it on the beach, it is not a meteorite.  Magnet sticks as it will on a lot of rocks but, have you tried a streak test?  Hematite will leave a red streak, magnetite will leave a black.  

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56 minutes ago, DarkSilicate said:

Better than good chance that if you found it on the beach, it is not a meteorite.  Magnet sticks as it will on a lot of rocks but, have you tried a streak test?  Hematite will leave a red streak, magnetite will leave a black.  

Are you telling me that I have to find some unglazed ceramic after finding a magnet in my car and a meteorite on the beach? You must be joking. Hah jk, thanks for the advice. Would a toilet tank cover work? 

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The orange brown streak would most likely indicate it's hematite. Note the color of the toilet tank cover...beige. If it were white, it would most likely streak reddish brown which indicates hematite.

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