Possible Meteorite ID Help
Posted 02 April 2013 - 01:42 PM
A friend of mine's brother has found two possible meteorites. I don't know much about the subject so thought I would post some pictures for the experts here.
Magnets do stick to both objects but they aren't magnetic. They are very heavy for their size. About the only problem I see with them is that they don't have any surface features that appear to be burnt or melted to me.
Here are the pictures:
Are there any places in Oklahoma that would be able to authenticate these specimens? Do you guys have any opinions on what these may be if they are not meteorites?
Posted 02 April 2013 - 02:26 PM
I don't know of any specific places in Oklahoma, but you might try a university that has a planetary sciences department. I'm not personally familiar with any dealers in Oklahoma, but I can ask around.
Posted 02 April 2013 - 02:37 PM
Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:17 PM
Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:47 PM
Do not trust these streaks tests. I tried it with real meteorites, and the weathered ones produce a positive result.
He performed the streak test and it left light grey streaks. Looks like these are not meteorites. We are still going to cut one in half just to take a look.
Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:49 PM
Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:16 PM
He still wants to have them analyzed anyways. I think that is a good idea and he has located a person at our local university's geology department that will take a look.