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Can anyone give me any clews at what i have found. The small rock just caught my eye but the big one really made me wonder. The big one is really shiney and quite smooth but still has odd texture. Hope these pics are good enough to get some info. This is a great sight. Keep it up.

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We can't really tell anything by the photos. Maybe if you have better photos we could give you a better GUESS. thats all it would be, you can really not tell by looking at a phot, but a good photo may give you a good guess. however by what I can see I would say it is magnatite, but could be way off. Good Luck.

Happy Hunting,

Joe K

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Thanks guys. Yes, i'm going to get better pics, these were from my cell phone. My antie told me a meteor fell in 1932 in same area as I found these. How big of a crater would a rock like the big one create. It is about 4 ft at the back, 2 ft at front and is out of gound 6" to 2 ft. I will take better camera and magnet soon. Both rocks just don't look like they should be there. Will post with more info. Thanks

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Information available from the American Meteorite Society suggests that meteorites of that size are so slowed down by the atmosphere that their collision speed is roughly between 200 and 400 miles per hour -- not fast enough to create much of a crater, if any at all.

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I ran across a few rocks that were very much like these. They dont show evidence of fusion crust, and look like they have the same bluish grey color. When I cut mine they were solid metal but not nickel iron color but more of a bluish grey color and were not meteorites. You might want to cut a small slice and check it out. To be sure you might want to show it to someone with expertise in the field. Good luck.

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post-3341-1175452972_thumb.jpgpost-3341-1175453045_thumb.jpgpost-3341-1175453526_thumb.jpgI went back to my find and took some better pics. I broke off some chips. Very dense and hard. I took a magnet with me and there is a slight attraction. Magnet won't stick in surface but it is drawn to it. I also found some smaller samples that look a little different but also have magnetic attraction. These are located about a 1/4 mile away from big one. How likely is it to find magnetic terresrial rocks? Where should I go from here? I live in Saskatchewan, Canada.
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In my opinion it doens't look like a meteorite. Doesn't have fusion crust or rust or regmaglips or flow lines.... but it definitely does not belong. It doesn't match any of the rock around it and it looks like it almost was placed on top of the grass recently.... strange

[Erik]

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Willard, just curious here, have you looked into the the past geological activity that has taken place in the area your exploring....that is one very cool rock(s) from the pic's.

It doesn't look like a space rock that I've ever seen pictures of but.....you never know!

If you have a GPS, take down the coord's and do an aerial mapping search of the site. Look at the terrain from above and certain geological aspects may start falling into place.

Again very cool post/pic's....good hunting!

Gary

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hmm spotty orange fusion crust....

it's not a meteorite from what i've seen, all rocks with iron are magnetic, since it's slightly magnetic but dense that doesn't match any other types of meteorites in any classes i've read about. still it would help to see inside of it.

maybe you live in a past glacial region of the US? and the coat may be from some atmospheric reaction.

my advice to you, is to have a look on the net or GE for nearest meteorite falls near you so you can know what type of rock is in your neck of the woods.

happy hunting

alexander

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Here is the only other close up pic I have right now. Any one have any ideas why it is magnetic? You guys have been great. I have some pieces I broke off, where or who could tell me what i have? post-3341-1175568759_thumb.jpg
What really amazes me about this rock is the natural polished surface. The first question that comes to my mind is what would cause this? If it was rolling around in a glacier deposit over eons I could understand the out come.

That said a rock of this size, hardness (the surface polish is the indicator) and texture may have traveled a long way from it's origin. A very interesting research element!

Gary

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hmm spotty orange fusion crust....

it's not a meteorite from what i've seen, all rocks with iron are magnetic, since it's slightly magnetic but dense that doesn't match any other types of meteorites in any classes i've read about. still it would help to see inside of it.

maybe you live in a past glacial region of the US? and the coat may be from some atmospheric reaction.

my advice to you, is to have a look on the net or GE for nearest meteorite falls near you so you can know what type of rock is in your neck of the woods.

happy hunting

alexander

Just wanted to point out that the orange, as well as the grey, and the greenish grey on the rock is not a fusion crust. They are plant like growths known as lichens. They grow on rocks and break the rocks down for their nutrients.

By the way, they make great antibiotics if you are ever in the middle of nowhere and need one.

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